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Ashburn, Georgia, USA
Ashburn City Hall
Ashburn City Hall
Peanut Capital of the World
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Turner
 • Total 4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 • Land 4.75 sq mi (12.29 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
427 ft (130 m)
 • Total 4,291
 • Density 904.13/sq mi (349.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-03236
GNIS feature ID 0354404

The city of Ashburn is the county seat of Turner County, Georgia, United States. As of 2010, the city had a population of 4,152. Ashburn's government is classified as a council/manager form of municipal government.

Ashburn is noted for its peanuts and a fire ant festival.


The town of Marion was founded in 1888, and changed its name to Ashburn when it was incorporated in 1890. Ashburn was designated seat of Turner County when it was established in 1905.

The legal organ for the City of Ashburn is The Wiregrass Farmer.


Ashburn is located at 31°42′16″N 83°39′14″W / 31.70444°N 83.65389°W / 31.70444; -83.65389 (31.704378, -83.653786).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.66%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 403
1900 1,301 222.8%
1910 2,214 70.2%
1920 2,116 −4.4%
1930 2,073 −2.0%
1940 2,266 9.3%
1950 2,918 28.8%
1960 3,291 12.8%
1970 4,209 27.9%
1980 4,766 13.2%
1990 4,827 1.3%
2000 4,419 −8.5%
2010 4,152 −6.0%
2020 4,291 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Ashburn racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,109 25.84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,831 65.98%
Native American 3 0.07%
Asian 37 0.86%
Other/Mixed 119 2.77%
Hispanic or Latino 192 4.47%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,291 people, 1,500 households, and 1,061 families residing in the city.


Every fourth weekend in March, Ashburn holds the Fire Ant Festival. This offers an art show, carnival rides, a car show, strawberry cook off, BBQ competition, health show, and fireworks. Some events are tailored to the festival itself, such as the Fire Ant Call, Find the Fire Ant, Fire Ant 5k, and Miss Fire Ant Pageant.

Notable people

  • Henry T. Elrod - World War II fighter pilot posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Nora Lawrence Smith - editor and publisher of Wiregrass Farmer for decades
  • Ben Thomas - former Auburn University and National Football League defensive lineman
  • Michael Bridges - Farmer 4 years, Retired USAF Colonel (1985-2014), and Veterans Affairs’ Chaplain (Reverend - Presbyterian Church in America) (2018-present)



The Turner County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one elementary school, a middle school, a high school, and a speciality school. The district has 126 full-time teachers and over 1,145 students.

  • Turner County Elementary School
  • Turner County Middle School
  • Turner County High School


Ashburn is served by a public library, the Victoria Evans Memorial Library.

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