Turlington is on U.S. Highway 84 four miles southeast of Fairfield in southeast Freestone County. It received a post office with Joseph M. Parker as postmaster in 1901, when a store, gristmill, cotton gin, sawmill, and blacksmith shop were in operation. The community was named for a doctor who lived in the area. In 1915 the population was estimated at 100. It started to decline in the 1920s, and by the late 1930s Turlington had a church, a school, two businesses, and a population of twenty. The post office was closed in 1935. By 1982 only scattered dwellings remained; the population was estimated at twenty-seven in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.
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