Office (229) 426-5100
Fax (229) 426-5630
402-A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750

 

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Ben Hill County Georgia

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Ben Hill County was created in 1906, from Irwin and Wilcox counties, and was named for Benjamin Harvey Hill, U.S. Senator from Georgia, a Whig leader, and a staunch opponent of Reconstruction. To learn more about the founding of Ben Hill County, read the full story "The Creation of Ben Hill County".

The Historic District on South Lee and South Main streets of Fitzgerald are listed on the National Register, and the old railroad depot is now home to the Blue and Gray Museum.  Other area attractions that should not be missed are the Fitzgerald Fire Department Museum and the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site.

The county has only one incorporated city, Fitzgerald, which was founded by former Union soldiers on a 50,000 acre tract owned by the non-profit American Tribune Soldiers Colony Company. The citizens of Fitzgerald, pledging unity with their former enemies, named streets after leaders of both armies. The early concentration of population in the city aided the county's industrial development. The colony also founded the first public school in Georgia to offer free books and tuition.

Ben Hill County and the City of Fitzgerald maintain nine recreational parks and one river access park at the Ocmulgee River. These facilities offer playgrounds, team sports, natural areas, meeting and concert shelters, and public boat ramps.


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