Ben Hill County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Ben Hill County, Georgia (Map It) was created on July 31, 1906 from Irwin County and Wilcox County. Ben Hill County was named in honor of Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823 - 82), a U.S. Senator (1877 - 82). Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Ben Hill County is bordered by  Wilcox County (north), Telfair County (northeast), Coffee County (east), Irwin County (south), Turner County (west).

A Map of Ben Hill County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Ben Hill County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Ben Hill County, Georgia Courthouse
Ben Hill County, GA Courthouse

The Ben Hill County Courthouse is located in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Ben Hill county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Ben Hill County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1906 and Court Records from 1906. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
  • Ben Hill County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1906 and Probate Records from 1906.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Ben Hill County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • 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, Georgia Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Ben Hill County, Georgia Vital Records

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