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

First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia

 
 
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By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
1. First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker
Inscription.  On this Courthouse lawn the first Confederate flag raising in Georgia took place March 31, 1861. Judge David B. Harrell of Webster County, Capt. James Pickett of Red Hill, Dr. Harvis Pickett of Weston, with their companies of soldiers, trained in Preston. Voting for Miss Mollie Josey as the most popular girl in town, the troops chose her to raise the flag. With much ceremony and enthusiasm a vast crowd witnessed the rites. At the end of the war Union troops stationed in Preston cut down and destroyed the flagpole.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 152-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 3.962′ N, 84° 32.22′ W. Marker is in Preston, Georgia, in Webster County. Marker is on County Courthouse Square (U.S. 280). 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. Walter F. George (here, next to this marker);
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By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
2. First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker
Webster County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Lannahassee (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
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By Michael Dover, May 29, 2011
3. First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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