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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 February 2020 Meeting

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on February 4, 2020 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 January Meeting Agenda

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on January 7, 2020 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

There will be a Special Called Meeting of The Ben Hill County Commissioners held on December 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Ben Hill County Courthouse Annex.

County Commission December Meeting Agenda

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on December 3, 2019 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 November Meeting Agenda

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on November 5, 2019 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.

Proposed Road Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is considering the intersection of SR 90 and Lower Rebecca Road for a roundabout. Our goal is twofold: first, to provide you with information on the proposed roundabout project; and second, to provide an opportunity for you to give us your comments on the proposed project. In this letter, […]

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