Webster County Courthouse, 1915, Preston

webster county courhtouse richland ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Created in 1853 as Georgia’s 104th county, Webster County was originally known as Kinchafoonee County, but the name was changed just three years later over concerns that the name would be a source of ridicule. I personally like the name and the beautiful creek from which it was derived. Future United States Senator Walter F. George was born near Preston and taught school briefly in the area before embarking on a legal career.

National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --WEBSTER COUNTY GA--, Preston GA

4 responses to “Webster County Courthouse, 1915, Preston

  1. Yvonne Kisor Kirkland

    This is my hometown, where I grew up.

  2. My home town, Preston. I think this courthouse may be the most beautiful in the whole State of Georgia.

  3. This is the town where my husband’s family lived. Not much going on there nowadays. Going there is like stepping back in time.

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