Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was a statesman, senator and the United States Secretary of State.
Created: December 16, 1853
Preston 1853 – present
County Courthouse – Preston
Location: 6330 Hamilton Street / Washington Street
Built: 1915 – 1916
Style: Neo-Classical Revival
Architect: T F Lockwood, Sr. of Columbus
Contractor: Shields, Geise and Rawlings
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a portico supported by four white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The second story windows are arched. There is stone trim around the windows. The roof is pitched with a small square cupola in the center of the south side.
N – Marion County
E – Sumter County
W – Stewart County
Photos taken 2010