Ben Hill County Commission
402-A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
(229) 426-5100

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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, click on the F.Y.I. link.

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.

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.  

E Verify # 185315 as of January 28th, 2009

Statement of Non-Discrimination


ROAD CLOSURE:  Due to excessive rain and water  Heron Road has been closed until further notice.

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Upcoming Events
April 2014


Friday, April 25

  • Criminal Trials - Courthouse

  • Von Grey in Concert @ The Grand

Monday, April 28

  • Arraignments - Courthouse

Tuesday, April 29

  • Arraignments - Courthouse

  • Painting @ The Senior Center