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

Lannahassee

 
 
Lannahassee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
1. Lannahassee Marker
Inscription.  Lannahassee, near the Indian village by that name on Lannahassee Creek, was the first white settlement (1836) after the Creek Indians left the area to migrate westward. About 1851 the town moved a mile or two away and became McIntosh. When the County of Kinchafoonee, later Webster, was created in 1853, the name of the settlement was changed to Preston and it became the county seat. The Creek Indians lived in this section from about 1700 until their migration after the treaty at Indian Springs.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 152-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 3.967′ N, 84° 32.248′ W. Marker is in Preston, Georgia, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Street (U.S. 280) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on Hamilton Street. The marker
Lannahassee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
2. Lannahassee Marker
Washington Street is on the left.
stands on the lawn of the Webster County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6330 Hamilton Street, 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); Webster County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter F. George (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.
 
Lannahassee Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
3. Lannahassee Marker
The Webster County Courthouse is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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