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City of Preston


IncorporatedDecember 22, 1857
Population453
AddressCity Hall 180 Montgomery Street
Preston, Georgia 31824
Phone(229) 828-2975
Fax(229) 828-2975
Emailpreston@sowega.net
Website
CountyWebster
Description

Preston, the county seat of Webster County, was incorporated December 22, 1857. The city was known as Lannahassee and was the first white settlement after Creek Indians left the area. When the city was created, its name changed to honor Senator William C. Preston of South Carolina, who fought in the Civil War.

Webster County was originally named Kinchafoonee County, but was changed three years after its creation. The Webster County courthouse in Preston, built in 1915, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.