Ballfield, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, grandstand, walking trail, playground, swimming pool, public river access and is host to many events.
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
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).
Memorial Day weekend brings the Webster County Woodchopping Festival, where the “Southeastern US World Championship Woodchopper” title is won. The festival has grown out of a long timbering heritage from which has come some of the finest woodchoppers and lumbermen in the world. The choppers come from as near as the scenic mountains of Webster … Continue reading Webster County Woodchopping Festival
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
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.
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
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
In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, salt sulphur springs drew thousands of visitors to Webster Springs each year. The water, highly impregnated with hydrogen sulfide gas, were thought to be beneficial for ills of the liver, stomach, kidneys and bladder and were sought for both health and luxury. One well remains, at the corner … Continue reading Salt Sulphur Well & Veterans Memorial
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.