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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

Workshop Meeting November 22, 2022

There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on November 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.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 November 8, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on November 8, 2022, 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 October 4, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on October 4, 2022, 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 September 6, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on September 6, 2022, 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 August 2, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on August 2, 2022, 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.

Special Called County Commission Meeting July 28, 2022

There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on July 28, 2022, 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.