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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ben Hill County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Ben Hill County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ben Hill County, GA (10) Coffee County, GA (13) Irwin County, GA (12) Telfair County, GA (10) Turner County, GA (1) Wilcox County, GA (9)  BenHillCounty(10) Ben Hill County (10)  CoffeeCounty(13) Coffee County (13)  IrwinCounty(12) Irwin County (12)  TelfairCounty(10) Telfair County (10)  TurnerCounty(1) Turner County (1)  WilcoxCounty(9) Wilcox County (9)
Fitzgerald is the county seat for Ben Hill County
Adjacent to Ben Hill County, Georgia
      Coffee County (13)  
      Irwin County (12)  
      Telfair County (10)  
      Turner County (1)  
      Wilcox County (9)  
 
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1Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-2 — Ben Hill County
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 . . . Map (db m40263) HM
2Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined” President McKinley (On base of soldier): Hiker of ‘98 Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 By the Camps and Auxiliaries . . . Map (db m62952) WM
3Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — First Baptist Church Bell
This bell was awarded to the First Baptist Church by Governor William J. Northen (1833-1913) to honor the first church built in the Colony City of Fitzgerald. Governor Northen was an outstanding Baptist layman who graduated from Mercer University at . . . Map (db m11705) HM
4Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-4 — FitzgeraldThe Colony City
Founded at Swan in 1895 by Mr. Philander H. Fitzgerald, lawyer, veteran and publisher of the AMERICAN TRIBUNE of Indianapolis, as a soldiers’ colony in the South. Fitzgerald was settled by Union veterans who, tired of Northern winters, flocked from . . . Map (db m40377) HM
5Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — Fitzgerald Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Fitzgerald was chartered on December 21, 1936, through the sponsorship of the Columbus Rotary Club. The organizational meeting was held December 1, 1936 in the office of J. C. McDonald. There were twenty-six charter members. S. . . . Map (db m191137) HM
6Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-1 — Gen. Bush's Home←——«
This was the home of General William Jordan Bush, last survivor of the 125,000 heroes from Georgia who fought for the South. Gen. Bush was born near Gordon, Ga. July 10, 1845, and died here Nov. 11, 1952. In the War Between the States he was a . . . Map (db m40168) HM
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7Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — In Grateful Appreciation of The Boys of Ben Hill Co.
Who gave their service during the World WarMap (db m110406) WM
8Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 009-3 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute . . . Map (db m40378) HM
9Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — 077-8 — Ozias Church Bethlehem Church
Ozias Primitive Baptist Church was constituted July 14, 1832. Elders Wilson Conner and John Martial were the Presbytery. Members were John McDonald, Randall McDonald, Elijah Hunter, Penelope Hunter, Catherine McCall, Mary McDonald, Elizabeth . . . Map (db m57153) HM
10Georgia (Ben Hill County), Fitzgerald — Portable Confinement Cage
This historical portable confinement cage was purchased by Ben Hill County from Manly Steel in the year 1913 for the purpose of transporting and housing the chain gang convicts while working on county roads.Map (db m164784) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022