Photos by Kelly Donaldson/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
The town of Webster is a quiet residential community situated on top of a hill overlooking the Tuckaseigee River. It is situated just south of Sylva before entering Cullowhee.
The town was created in the mid-1800s with the purchase of an 18-acre tract specifically designated to become the county seat. Within a few years of its settlement, a courthouse was erected.
The location of the railroad later was a primary factor in the movement to relocate the county seat from Webster to Sylva.
Today, the community is home to Southwestern Community College, many fly fishing opportunities along the Tuckaseigee River, (a Mountain Heritage Trout community) and a vibrant community board that recently renovated a World War II monument. A town logo and historic tour/trail was also created.