Turner County

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Turner County is named for Henry Turner, who was a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

 

Created:  August 18, 1905

County Seat: 

Ashburn  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ashburn 

 

Location:  219 East College Avenue / McClendon Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:   Alexander Blair of Macon and Peter E Dennis

Contractor:  J H McKenzie & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds.and the southeast front has a central portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the south corner is a five story square red colored brick tower rising to a clock and octagonal white colored cupola with gold colored dome at the top. On the northwest side is another portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The corners of the building have stone trim, The roof line is flat. The building was restored in 1984. The architect was O’Steen & Suttles of Douglas and the contractor was Charles E Lewis Construction Company of Douglas. Further restoration was completed in 2001. The architect was Danita M Brown and the contractor was Tim O’Neil Enterprises, Inc, of St. Augustine, Florida and E & D Coatings Inc. of Savannah.

 

Note:  On the east side of the courthouse is the old county jail built in 1906. The building now houses the Crime and Punishment Museum.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Turner County Courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

Crisp County and Wilcox County

E – Ben Hill County and Irwin County

S – Tift County and Worth County

W – Worth County

 

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018