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    ben hill county courthouse
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  • ben hill county courthouse
    ben hill county courthouse
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    chain gang wagon

    by doug48 Written Jan 4, 2009

    pictured is a 1913 chain gang wagon located next to the old county jail. this interesting relic reminded me of the movie "cool hand luke". in the early 20th century many southern prisoners performed road work as part of their jail sentence. the term chain gang came from the fact that these workers wore leg irons to prevent escape.

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    old county jail

    by doug48 Written Jan 4, 2009

    located just behind the ben hill county courthouse is the old ben hill county jail. this interesting building is worth a look when in downtown fitzgerald.

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    historic home

    by doug48 Written Jan 4, 2009

    pictured is one of many historic and architectually interesting homes in downtown fitzgerald. the neighborhoods just south of downtown has a varied collection of colonial, greek revival, and victorian style homes. because fitzgerald was founded in 1885 most of these structures are post civil war.

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