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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 September 7, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on September 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 Workshop Meeting September 2, 2021

There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on September 2, 2021 at 12:00 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 3, 2021

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on August 3, 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 Workshop Meeting July 21, 2021

There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on July 21, 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.

County Commission Meeting July 6, 2021

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

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