Preston in Webster County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Walter F. George
One of Senator George's toughest re-election campaigns was in 1938. He had opposed some of President Roosevelt's New Deal policies and F.D.R. strongly supported his opponent Lawrence Camp. George defeated both Camp and Eugene Talmadge.
Senator George never forgot his rural roots and supported rural legislation such as REA and TV/A. Throughout his career he returned to Preston and delivered speeches at the courthouse. Senator George was appointed as special ambassador to NATO by President Eisenhower after retiring from the senate in 1956
Erected 1983 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 152-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Webster County Courthouse, in Preston. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6330 Hamilton Street, Preston GA 31824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia (here, next to this marker); Webster County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Lannahassee (within shouting distance of this marker); Archery, Georgia (approx. 6.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm (approx. 6.6 miles away); Jimmy Carter Slept Here (approx. 6.6 miles away); Always a Reckoning (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Preston.
More about this marker. The marker originally stood at the intersection with Cass Street (Georgia Highway 41) at the southeast corner of the courthouse square, but has been moved to the front of the courthouse.
Also see . . . Walter Franklin George - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on September 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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