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Preston in Webster County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Webster County

 
 
Webster County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
1. Webster County Marker
Inscription.  This county, created by Act of the Legislature December 16, 1853, was originally named Kinchafoonee. It was organized in 1854 at which time Preston was chartered. An Act of February 21, 1856, changed the name to Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, New England orator and statesman. Among the first Kinchafoonee County Officers in 1854 were: Sheriff Carey T. Cox, Clerk of Superior Court James G. Hall, Clerk of Inferior Court John D. King, Ordinary E. B. Swiney, Surveyor Jno. McCain and Coroner James R. Moore. The first Webster County Officers included: Sheriff John P. Beaty, Clerk of Superior Court James G. M. Ball, Clerk of Inferior Court Wm. R. Redding, Ordinary David G. Rogers, Tax Receiver Eben E. Little, Tax Collector Alexander Winzor, Surveyor John McCain, Coroner John D. Jones and Commissioners George M. Hay, John W. Easters, William H. Hallen, Henry W. Spears and James G. M. Ball.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 152-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Webster County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
2. Webster County Marker
In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 3.964′ N, 84° 32.227′ W. Marker is in Preston, Georgia, in Webster County. Marker is on Hamilton Street (U.S. 280). Between Washington & Cass Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston GA 31824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans (a few steps from this marker); First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Walter F. George (a few steps from this marker); Lannahassee (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm / From Here To Plains (approx. 6.7 miles away); Jimmy Carter Slept Here (approx. 6.7 miles away); Always a Reckoning (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Daniel Webster image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Daniel Webster
by E.C. Middleton & Co.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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