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Welcome to Turner County Georgia  Genealogy

 
This site deals with genealogy. If you are looking for the Turner County web site please click here:
http://www.turnercounty.com/

My name is Zaroga Goff and I am the person responsible for maintaining the Turner County Georgia portion of The GeorgiaGenWeb Project. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, or have books, cemetery surveys, vital records, census records or any other genealogical information regarding Turner County Georgia, please email me. 

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The Creation of Turner County Georgia
By an act of the Georgia Legislature and by a two third vote of the people, the Constitution of Georgia was so amended that new counties could be created.  Thus on 18 August 1905, the Georgia Legislature approved the formation of the first new county under the new law, Turner County.  Turner County is named so in honor of the late Supreme Justice, Henry Gray Turner.  Ashburn was named the county seat.  The new county was taken from portions of Wilcox, Irwin, Dooly, and Worth counties.  The county began to function as a separate county in 1906.

The first Grand Jury recommendations included that a courthouse be built in the most convenient location available to the depot.  Bonds to be issued to build a courthouse and jail and not to exceed $60,000.  The present site in Ashburn was selected and the present courthouse and jail were completed in 1907.

The county covers an area of 293 square miles and has a population of 33 persons per square mile.  Ashburn is located 80 miles north of the Georgia-Florida boundary, 165 miles south of Atlanta and 38 miles east of Albany and 180 miles west of Savannah.  Interstate 75 runs through Ashburn and Turner County, going north and south.  Turner County is located in the heart of the fertile agricultural section of South Georgia.

Over the years Turner County has continued to flourish and is one of the leading agricultural counties in the state and has drawn many industries to its industrial park.

Turner County's official web site can be found at: http://www.turnercounty.com/

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