The Clarke County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization founded in 1972.
Turner Corn Crib
The Turner Corn Crib was donated to the Clarke County Museum in 2001. It is said that some of the logs in the corn crib were taken from the old Turner Fort which served as a fortification for settlers during the Creek War of 1813. Fort Turner, located at West Bend, was built of split pine logs doubled, and contained two or three block houses. Ball’s History of Clarke County tells that 13 men and a few boys took shelter there during the conflict.
Volunteers disassembled the corn crib, log by log, numbering each log. It was re-assembled on the Museum grounds and a new roof was added. Today it houses farm implements and related artifacts detailing the county’s rural heritage.