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Incorporated Date: 

December 22, 1857

Total Area: 

4.5 sq mi
Contact Information
180 Montgomery Street
Preston, GA 31824

Phone Number: 

(229) 828-2975

Fax Number: 

(229) 828-2975

Preston, the Webster county seat, incorporated on December 22, 1857. The town's name is thought to honor South Carolina senator William Preston.

On March 31, 1861, the first Confederate flag-raising ceremony took place in front of the county courthouse in Preston. At the end of the Civil War, Union troops cut down and destroyed this flagpole.