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This Day in Georgia History

February 21, 1856

Kinchafoonee County Changed to Webster County

Legislation was approved changing the name of Kinchafoonee County to Webster County. Created in 1853, Kinchafoonee County had been named for the major creek that ran through the area. Apparently, outsiders found the Indian name awkward, so local residents asked the General Assembly to change the county’s name to honor U.S. politician and orator Daniel Webster.

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Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government