Turner County


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Turner County, Georgia

PO Box 106
Ashburn, GA 31714
Phone: (229) 567-2011
Fax: (229) 567-0450
www.turnerchamber.com

In south-central GA, northeast of Albany; organized 1905 from Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox, and Worth counties. Name Origin: For Capt. Henry Gray Turner (1839-1904), officer in the Confederate Army, U.S. representative from GA (1881-97), and associate justice of the GA supreme court (1903)

Area (sq mi):: 289.85 (land 286.03; water 3.83) Population per square mile: 33.10
Population 2005: 9,474 State rank: 133 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 9,504 (White 55.90%; Black or African American 41.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,454; median household $25,676; Population below poverty level: 26.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,637-$20,162
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.60% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Turner County, South Dakota

PO Box 446
Parker, SD 57053
Phone: (605) 297-3115
Fax: (605) 297-2115

In southeastern SD, southwest of Sioux Falls; organized Jan 13, 1871 (prior to statehood) from Lincoln County and part of the now-defunct Jayne County. Name Origin: For John W. Turner (1800-83), member of the Dakota Territory legislature (1865-66; 1872) and a superintendent of public instruction

Area (sq mi):: 617.45 (land 616.82; water 0.63) Population per square mile: 13.80
Population 2005: 8,520 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 3.20% Population 2000: 8,849 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,343; median household $36,059; Population below poverty level: 7.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,209-$30,190
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Until recently, both Turner County High School and Montgomery County High School held seperate dances.
Located in Turner County, Georgia, the 157-acre property has been in the same family for several generations and is known for its highly productive soils.
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Because the same kind of shoddy national reporting swept through my South Georgia community in 2007 when news surfaced that Turner County was finally having an "integrated" prom after years of segregation.
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The new facility is located on a 120-acre farmland site of fertile, red- pebbly soil in eastern Turner County that formerly grew such traditional South Georgia crops as peanuts and cotton.
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Surveys by the company indicate that a minimum of 1,200 tons of waste could be available within a 100-mile radius of Turner County.
Chambers will continue to work closely with the Turner County Commission on all issues regarding the landfill, its development and its future operation," he said.
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