Ben Hill County-GHM 009-2-Ben Hill Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 31° 42.860 W 083° 15.007
17R E 286783 N 3510973
Quick Description: Located Courthouse on E. Central Street in Fitzgerald, GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 5:19:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMC41C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
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 Cout; W.H. Fountain, Sheriff; E. Gibbs, Tax Receiver; W.L. Smith, Tax Collector, J.H. Goodman, Treasurer; Oscar Barron, Surveyor; William McCormick, Coroner.

GHM 009-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 009-2

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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