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Ben Hill County, Georgia
July 31, 1906 Ben Hill County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Ben Hill County, Georgia
April 21, 1958 Up to 2 inches of hail fell on Ben Hill and Sumter Counties. There was no reported damage.
  Ben Hill County, Georgia
  Sumter County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Benjamin Harvey Hill, a La Grange, Georgia politician who served in many elected positions. Jefferson Davis considered him his strongest supporter in the Confederacy.
Acquisition: Creek secession (1814)
Taken from:Wilcox and Irwin Counties
Counties created from:None
Cities:Fitzgerald (county seat)

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Ben Hill County, Georgia
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