Unified Government of Webster

Webster County was drawn from land formerly in Stewart County in 1853. First named for a landmark creek, Kinchafoonee County, residents petitioned to change its name to honor orator and statesman Daniel Webster when visitors ridiculed the strange sounding name. The county seat, Preston, began as Mclntosh for General Lachlan Mclntosh of Revolutionary War fame. It's name was later changed to commemorate William O. Preston of South Carolina. The first Confederate flag-raising ceremony took place in front of the courthouse in Preston March 31, 1861.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 29, Preston GA 31824
Telephone 229.828.5775
Fax 229.828.2105
Website http://www.webstercountyga.org

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Unified Government of Webster Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 2164 (State Rank: 158)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.883
Unincorporated Millage Rate 10.883
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.888
School Bond 2.5
Total Incorporated 28.271
Total Unincorporated 28.271

 

County Officials