Once this place was ruled by the Zamindars and the people called them as ‘thurai mars’. Subsequently from ‘thurai oor’ and derived as ‘Thuraiyur’ now.
About Thuraiyur Municipality
Thuraiyur Municipality has been upgraded as III Grade Municipality from Town Panchayat on 17.01.1970. And it was upgraded to II Grade Municipality from 22.05.1998. Also, it was upgraded to Selection Grade Municipality from 02.12.2008.