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Turner County was organized from parts of Irwin, Wilcox, Worth and Dooly counties in 1905. It is the state's 145th county and comprises 286 square miles. It is named for Confederate Captain Henry Gray Turner, veteran of Gettysburg, member of Congress and the state legislature, then a Georgia Supreme Court justice. Ashburn, the county seat, is named to honor W.W. Ashburn of Eastman who built a sawmill at this site and fostered expansion of the town that grew up around it. Many of the first settlers in the area were of Irish or German heritage.
Among the places of interest in the
county are the Ashburn Commercial Historic District, which
includes the courthouse and county jail; the Ashburn Heights and
Shingler Heights historic neighborhoods; the Big Peanut
monument, which symbolizes Ashburn's status as the home of the
world's largest peanut-processing plant; and Wesleyan Methodist
Campground and Tabernacle. Ashburn also hosts the annual
Ant Festival each March.