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Welcome to Preston ...

The city of Preston is located in Webster County<1> and is the County Seat for Webster County.

The location of Preston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Preston is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Preston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Preston (for example, toward Hurtsboro (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Preston: (229)

The ZIP code for Preston: 31824<4>

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Preston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Preston was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Preston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Preston.

Communities near Preston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Preston.

  • Americus [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<6>
  • Putnam [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
    • Putnam [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Preston
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,898 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Putnam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
  • Buena Vista [Marion County]
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    • Buena Vista [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<6>
  • Wades [Randolph County]
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    • Wades [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,858 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wades
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ellaville [Schley County]
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      • Ellaville [Schley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellaville<6>
    • Richland [Stewart County]
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      • Richland [Stewart County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<6>
    • Lumpkin [Stewart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Stewart County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumpkin<6>
    • Smithville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<6>
    • Plains [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<6>
    • Brooksville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Preston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Preston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

Looking for more information about Preston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Preston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Preston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Preston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Webster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Preston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Preston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Preston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0598, Longitude: -84.5399       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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