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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 January 4, 2022

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

Public Hearing December 15, 2021

There will be a Public Hearing held on December 15, 2021, at 12:00 Noon 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.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Board of Commissioners of Ben Hill County Georgia will conduct a Public Hearing on the 15th day of December 2021, at 12:00 noon at the COURTHOUSE ANNEX located at 324 East Pine Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 to receive public input on the FY 2022 Proposed Budget. A copy of the budget is available for […]

County Commission Meeting December 7, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on December 7, 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 November 2, 2021

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