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Georgia Webster County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 16, 1853

Population: 2,390

Total Area: 209.6 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Preston (County Seat)

Webster County was created in 1853 from part of Stewart County. Georgia's 103rd county originally had an Indian name, Kinchafoonee, for a principal creek that crosses it. After outsiders made fun of the name, the county's citizens petitioned to change it to honor Daniel Webster.

The first Confederate flag to fly in Georgia was raised on the Webster County Courthouse lawn in 1861. At the end of the war, Union troops cut down and destroyed the flagpole.

For a short period during World War II, the belvedere atop the courthouse was used to watch for any enemy aircraft that might be headed toward nearby Fort Benning.

Preston, the county seat, was known as Lannahassee and was the first white settlement after Creek Indians left the area. When the county was created, its name changed to honor William O. Preston of South Carolina.

Endangered species found in Webster County are the southern bald eagle and the red-cockaded woodpecker.

Walter F. George, who served as a U.S. Senator for 34 years, ambassador to NATO, and a special advisor to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was born near Preston in 1878.

Webster County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 209.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 10.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 1.2%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 47.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.62 persons compared to an average family size of 3.07 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,579. Per capita income grew by 24.0% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 2,192 Covered Employment 592
   Growth (%) since 1990 -3.1%    Average wage per job $28,617
Households (2000) 911 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 1,218    Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.4 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 1.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $31,067    Average wage per job $38,945
Median Household Income (2008) $33,757 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 19.5    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 61.3 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County D
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.1    Average wage per job D

 

 

1. WEBSTER County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 109, Preston, GA 31824
Phone: (229) 828-3365
County: Webster County
Enrollment: 379
Grades: PK-8

2. WEBSTER County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 109, Preston, GA 31824
Phone: (229) 828-3365
County: Webster County
Enrollment: 110
Grades: 9-11


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