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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Preston
Preston, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Webster County (5) ▶ Marion County (6) ▶ Randolph County (19) ▶ Stewart County (28) ▶ Sumter County (50) ▶ Terrell County (9)
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|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 . . . — — Map (db m39423) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m56632) HM|
|This marker honoring veterans from Webster County, serving in all wars — — Map (db m58571) HM|
|Walter F. George was born 1.5 miles north in a sharecropper's cabin. George was a teacher near Preston, then a lawyer and judge. From the Georgia Supreme Court he ran for the unexpired term of Senator Thomas E. Watson in 1922. George served 34 years . . . — — Map (db m56727) HM|
|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, . . . — — Map (db m39422) HM|