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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Webster County (a few steps from this marker); Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Lannahassee
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By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
2. First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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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. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 29 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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