Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918

Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918 (HM2612)

Location: Hahira, GA 31632 Lowndes County
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N 31° 0.018', W 83° 27.281'

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Near this site on May 19, 1918, twenty-one year old Mary Turner, eight months pregnant, was burned, mutilated, and shot to death by a local mob after publicly denouncing her husband's lynching the previous day. In the days immediately following the murder of a white planter by a black employee on May 16, 1918, at least eleven local African Americans including the Turners died at the hands of a lynch mob, in one of the deadliest waves of vigilantism in Georgia's history. No charges were ever brought against known or suspected participants in these crimes. From 1880-1930, as many as 350 people were killed in Georgia in these illegal acts of mob violence.
HM NumberHM2612
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Lowndes/Valdosta Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Valdosta State University — Women and Gender Project, and The Mary Turner Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 265627 N 3432221
Decimal Degrees31.00030000, -83.45468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.018', W 83° 27.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 1.08" N, 83° 27' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8001-8399 Wells Rd, Hahira GA 31632, US
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