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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 May 3, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on May 3, 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 April 5, 2022

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

Workshop Meeting March 31, 2022

There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on March 31, 2022, at 11:30 am 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 8, 2022

There will be a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ben Hill County Commissioners held on March 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 February 8, 2022

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

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