Place:Ben Hill, Georgia, United States

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Ben Hill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 31, 1906 and ratified November 6, 1906. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,634. The county seat is Fitzgerald.

The county is named after Benjamin Harvey Hill, a former Confederate and United States Senator. Ben Hill County is the 146th out of 159 counties in Georgia.

Ben Hill County is part of the Fitzgerald Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Ben Hill County Courthouse and Ben Hill County Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1906 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1906 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1906 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1906 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1906 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1910 11,863
1920 14,599
1930 13,047
1940 14,523
1950 14,879
1960 13,633
1970 13,171
1980 16,000
1990 16,245

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External links

www.benhillcounty.com/


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