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Turner County

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Incorporated Date: 
August 18, 1905
Population: 
9,228
Total Area: 
286.1 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 191
Ashburn, GA 31714
Phone Number: 
(229) 567-4313
Fax Number: 
(229) 567-4794

Turner County, organized in 1905 from parts of Irwin, Wilcox, Worth and Dooly counties, recognizes Confederate Captain Henry Gray Turner, a veteran of Gettysburg, member of Congress and the state legislature, and later a Georgia Supreme Court justice. Ashburn, the county seat, is named to honor W.W. Ashburn of Eastman who built the sawmill that fostered the town's expansion.