Fitzgerald is a city in Ben Hill County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the county seat of Ben Hill County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,053. Fitzgerald is the principal city of the Fitzgerald Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ben Hill and Irwin counties.
The Ben Hill County Courthouse and Ben Hill County Jail in Fitzgerald are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fitzgerald Commercial Historic District was listed on the Register on April 28, 1992. It is generally bounded by Ocmulgee, Thomas, Magnolia and Lee Streets. The South Main-South Lee Streets Historic District was listed in April 13, 1989 and is generally bounded by Magnolia St., S. Main St., Roanoke Dr., and S. Lee St. The Dorminy-Massee House at 516 W. Central Ave., the Holtzendorf Apartments at 105 W. Pine St., and the Miles V. Wilsey House at 137 Hudson Road are also listed on the Register.
Fitzgerald City Hall
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Location in Ben Hill County and the state of Georgia
Fitzgerald is located in south central Georgia at U.S. Route 129 passes through the center of the city, leading north to Abbeville,Hawkinsville, and eventually Macon, and south to Ocilla, Nashville, and Lakeland. U.S. Route 319also passes through Fitzgerald, leading northeast to McRae and Dublin and southwest to Tifton. (31.715432, -83.256464).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.3 km2), of which 8.8 square miles (22.9 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.64%, is water
Fitzgerald is home to the Dorminy-Massee House, now a bed and breakfast. Built in 1915 by J. J. (Captain Jack) Dorminy for his family, this two-story, colonial-style home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Ben Hill County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of two pre-schools, an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. The district has 217 full-time teachers and over 3,395 students.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus is located on the southern end of the county.