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Rich in history, LoganBerry Heritage Farm was once home to the Cherokee Indians who called this area  “The Enchanted Land”. Even before their removal during the infamous Trail of Tears, North Georgia was opened up to European settlers. Migration from the Carolinas brought Berry Turner in 1828, along with his large extended family and friends, to western Habersham County, now White County. The Turner family eventually settled on a beautiful hill overlooking the Town Creek Valley.  Today, many people still feel the enchantment from this special place.

 

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Raising a family of 21 children, Berry made his living performing duties as Justice of the Peace for his community, in addition to farming and  mining gold.  Upon his death he willed his heirs his vast amount of real estate.  Today only 60 acres of the original homestead remains and is known as LoganBerry Heritage Farm.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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His descendants are scattered throughout the nation and the world, with a large number of them still living in Northeast Georgia. Families married within the broader community and many places, names and families today reflect and bear their record: Turner, Nix, Allen, Seabolt, Wilkins. Ellison (Allison), Sutton, Ash, Thomas and more.

In 2007  Sharon Turner Mauney (also known as Organic Rose) a fifth generation Turner, took stewardship of this special place. She and her team take a holistic approach to the management and production of the Farm. Looking at the whole (history, environment, ecosystems, natural resources, social responsibilities, economic viability, quality of life, personal values and sustainability), Organic Rose hopes to ensure that LoganBerry Heritage Farm will remain the sacred place so many people have called “home”.