About This Place
Reynolds is a town in Taylor County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,036 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.75% is water. The town was said to have been settled first by Dr. Alfred Coleman. In 1853 it became the town of Reynolds, although the origin of its name is unknown. The Coleman Institute Catalog said that it was named for John Reynolds, one of Georgia's famous governors, while another source said it was named for the superintendent of the railroad at the time. The earliest recorded minutes of the City of Reynolds found in the City Hall are dated January 10, 1913.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,036 people, 447 households, and 289 families residing in the town. The population density was 784.9 people per square mile (303.0/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 375.0 per square mile (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.84% White, 50.58% African American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.