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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.
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.
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.

Public Notices

County Commission Meeting June 8, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on June 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex. To see the full agenda for this meeting, please visit the County Commission Meetings page. To download a copy of the agenda, click on the PDF thumbnail.

Public Hearing Notice

To the Citizens of Ben Hill County Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing is scheduled to be held by the Ben Hill County Planning Commission on June 21st, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, Upstairs Conference Room, located at 302 E Central Ave, Fitzgerald GA. 31750 The Public Hearing with the […]

County Commission Meeting May 4, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex. To see the full agenda for this meeting, please visit the County Commission Meetings page. To download a copy of the agenda, click on the PDF thumbnail.

County Commission Meeting April 6, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on April 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex. To see the full agenda for this meeting, please visit the County Commission Meetings page. To download a copy of the agenda, click on the PDF thumbnail.

County Commission Meeting March 2, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on March 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex. To see the full agenda for this meeting, please visit the County Commission Meetings page. To download a copy of the agenda, click on the PDF thumbnail.

County Commission Meeting February 2, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex. To see the full agenda for this meeting, please visit the County Commission Meetings page. To download a copy of the agenda, click on the PDF thumbnail.

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