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Bakers Island Recreation Area

Ballfield, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, grandstand, walking trail, playground, swimming pool, public river access and is host to many events.

Burgoo Cook-Off

  The annual cook-off is held Columbus Day weekend in October each year. Burgoo is a highly seasoned stew made of any combination of fowl, game, other meats and vegetables. There are cash prizes for the tastiest burgoo stews and apple pies. There is also a scarecrow contest, children’s activities, applebutter making, pumpkin painting, arts … Continue reading Burgoo Cook-Off

Hometown White Christmas

Come and view the beautiful holiday decor, watch the Christmas Parade and visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Many merchants offer extended store hours and other special events from December 1 – December 31. Sponsored by the Webster Springs Main Street and the Town of Addison (Webster Springs).

Webster Wildwater Weekend

In early April each year, whitewater enthusiasts from across the United States converge on Webster County for the Webster Wildwater Weekend River Festival. The downriver race features plenty of whitewater action on the Elk River. The awards party on Saturday evening features live music, river videos and good times for all. Paddlers also can participate … Continue reading Webster Wildwater Weekend

Coal Block

Since the early part of the 20th Century coal has been of economic importance to Webster County . The men of Barton (now Curtin) #2 mine placed this large block of coal here in 1930 as a tribute to the area’s history of mining.

McLaughlin House

Dr. John McLaughlin was one of the first three physicians in Webster County. Known state wide as a highly skilled physician and diagnostician, he built his home here in 1894. The small building in front was used as his office. The house at one time was home to Eli “Rimfire” Hamrick, whose statue at the … Continue reading McLaughlin House

Morton Mansion

Designed by Senator E.H. Morton, construction of this house began in 1909 and was finished in 1912. Each room has a different type of native wood; curly birch, oak, cherry, walnut, etc. all from the Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company. It was the first home to have electricity in the county. Many political meetings … Continue reading Morton Mansion

Webster County Genealogy Room

The Genealogy Room is located in the basement of the Webster – Addison Public Library and has materials for historic research.  There is also a social room available for rent for small gatherings. Speak to librarian for more details.