Introduction to Fitzgerald, Georgia
Fitzgerald was established in the year 1895 by Philander H. Fitzgerald, an editor in the Indianapolis newspaper, as a community for the Civil War veterans. The area houses the Dorminy-Massee Bed and Breakfast, built by J. J. Dorminy in the year 1915. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city of Fitzgerald holds a seat on Ben Hill county.
Fitzgerald and nearby Attractions
- Reed Bingham State Park
- Georgia Cotton Museum
- Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
- Little Ocmulgee State Park
- General Coffee State Park
Things To Do In Fitzgerald
The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library is located in the town. The Colony Square Shopping Center, Village Shopping Center, Mann Shopping Center, and Hills Midtown Mall Shopping Center are also located here. The city's churches include the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Saint Peter's Church, Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church and Church of God. Mallard Point Golf Club is the city's golf course. The Georgia Cotton Museum and Agrirama showcases exhibits that portray the historical and cultural background of the town.
The closest airport to the city is Valdosta Regional Airport.
Fitzgerald Higher Education
Higher education is available at the East Central Technical Institute, Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Albany State University.