Ben Hill County

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Ben Hill County is named for Benjamin Hill, who was a Confederate and a United States Senator.

 

Created:  November 6, 1906

County Seat: 

Fitzgerald  1906 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fitzgerald 

 

Location:  401 East Central Avenue / Sheridan Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  H H Huggins

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The north and west sides has central porticos with four columns rising to pediments at the roof line. There are small balconies on the second story above the entrances. On the north side, the east and west sections of the building project from the main building. On the roof is a large platform with white colored railing. The courtroom is located on the second story.

                        

Note:  The courthouse originally has a clock tower, but the tower was removed in the 1950’s.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Courthouses: 

Wilcox County and Telfair County

E – Coffee County

S – Irwin County

W – Turner County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2018