Ben Hill County

Ben Hill County (HMQXX)

Location: Fitzgerald, GA 31750 Ben Hill County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 42.86', W 83° 15.007'

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Ben Hill County, created by Act of July 31, 1906 from Irwin and Wilcox Counties, was named for Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882), "one of America's greatest orators." A staunch supporter of the administration in the Confederate Senate, after the War Between the States he was an influential member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. First officers of Ben Hill County, commissioned Jan. 5, 1907, were: C.M. Wise, Ordinary; D.W.M. Whitley, Clerk Superior Court; W.H. Fountain, Sheriff; E. Gibbs, Tax Receiver; W.L. Smith, Tax Collector; J.H. Goodman, Treasurer; Oscar Barron, Surveyor; William McCormick, Coroner.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number009-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 286783 N 3510974
Decimal Degrees31.71433333, -83.25011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.86', W 83° 15.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 51.60" N, 83° 15' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Sheridan St, Fitzgerald GA 31750, US
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