Webster County


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Webster County was created from Stewart County on Dec. 16, 1853 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1853, p. 304).

Initially, Georgia's 104th county was named Kinchafoonee County, after the Kinchafoonee Creek that flows through the county. ["Kinchafoonee" was a Creek Indian word that apparently referred to a mortar or bone device for cracking nuts.] However, many residents of the new county thought the name was awkward, undignified, and would invite ridicule from outsiders -- so they asked that the county be renamed. On Feb. 21, 1856, the legislature changed the name of Kinchafoonee County to Webster County (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 414). The new name honored the famous U.S. orator and politician, Daniel Webster (1782-1852).

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