Turner County-GHM 142-1-Turner Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 31° 42.461 W 083° 39.175
17R E 248585 N 3511095
Courthouse in Ashburn
Waymark Code: WMAG5N
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 01/11/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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This County, created by Act of the Legislature August 18, 1905, is named for Capt. Henry Gray Turner who was captured by Union troops at Gettysburg. A resident of Nashville and later of Quitman, he served in the legislature, and in Congress from 1881 to 1897. About 1855 the Battle of Sandy Sink was fought two miles east of Cool Springs with the Indians under Billy Bow Legs. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John B. Cason, Ordinary W.A. Greer, Clerk of Superior Court C.L. Royal, Tax Receiver V.A. Freeman, Tax Collector T.E. Brown and Treasurer J.H. Gorday.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 142-1

Date: 1954


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