Turner County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Crisp County and Wilcox County

E – Ben Hill County and Irwin County

S – Tift County and Worth County

W – Worth County

 

Created:  August 18, 1905                     Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County

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.in the center of Ashburn 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 courtroom is located on the second story. 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. Across the street is the County Courthouse Annex.

 

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

 

History:  The first and present courthouse constructed in 1906 to 1907 is the only courthouse  erected in the county.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ashburn

 

 

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Old County Jail – Ashburn

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Ashburn

 

 

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Photos taken 2013, 2018 and 2020