First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia

First Confederate Flag Raising in Georgia (HMQCX)

Location: Preston, GA 31824 Webster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.962', W 84° 32.22'

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On this Courthouse lawn the first Confederate flag raising in Georgia took place March 31, 1861. Judge David B. Harrell of Webster County, Capt. James Pickett of Red Hill, Dr. Harvis Pickett of Weston, with their companies of soldiers, trained in Preston. Voting for Miss Mollie Josey as the most popular girl in town, the troops chose her to raise the flag. With much ceremony and enthusiasm a vast crowd witnessed the rites. At the end of the war Union troops stationed in Preston cut down and destroyed the flagpole.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number152-3
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 732508 N 3550409
Decimal Degrees32.06603333, -84.53700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.962', W 84° 32.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 57.72" N, 84° 32' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6323 Hamilton St, Preston GA 31824, US
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