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Ben Hill County, Georgia
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Ben Hill County, Georgia Facts

When was Ben Hill County, GA Created?
Ben Hill County was established on July 31, 1906 from Irwin County and Wilcox County. The county was named in honor of Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823 - 82), a U.S. Senator (1877 - 82).

What is the County Seat of Ben Hill County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Fitzgerald and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Ben Hill County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Wilcox County (north), Telfair County (northeast), Coffee County (east), Irwin County (south), Turner County (west).

Ben Hill County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Ben Hill County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ben Hill County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Ben Hill County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Ben Hill Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Ben Hill County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Ben Hill County, GA Census Records

What Ben Hill County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ben Hill County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Ben Hill County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Ben Hill County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ben Hill County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ben Hill County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Ben Hill County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ben Hill County, GA?
A list of Ben Hill County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Ben Hill County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Ben Hill County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Ben Hill County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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