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Stewart County

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Source: David Seibert

Date Built1923
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerT.F. Lockwood, Jr.
Seat InformationLumpkin [created in 1829 and named for Georgia congressman Wilson Lumpkin; incorporated and designated county seat Dec. 30, 1830].
Courthouse DetailsThis is Stewart County's fifth courthouse. The first was a log cabin built in 1831. A more sturdy structure was completed in 1837. That courthouse was replaced by a substantial two-story brick building in 1896 designed by A.J. Bryan. This building was destroyed by fire in 1922 and rebuilt the following year. Though similar in appearance to its predecessor, the clock tower on the 1923 courthouse was moved from the center of the building toward the front. The courthouse was renovated in 1935-36 as part of a WPA project. The entire structure was renovated in 1983.
County Data
Population 20005252
Population Growth15.3
County SeatLumpkin
County Area463.3 Square Miles
Location MapStewart County Location Map

Stewart County was created from Randolph County on Dec. 23, 1830 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1830, p 49). Kinchafoonee County (subsequently renamed Webster County) was created entirely from Stewart County in 1853 (Ga. Laws 1853, p. 304). Portions of Stewart County were used to create Quitman County in 1858 (Ga. Laws 1858, p. 28).

Georgia’s 78th county was named for Daniel Stewart, an officer in the American Revolution and War of 1812.

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Legal OrganThe Stewart Webster Journal Patriot Citizen
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Historical Population
2010 6,058
2000 5,252
1990 5,654
1980 5,896
1970 6,511
1960 7,371
1950 9,194
1940 10,603
1930 11,114
1920 12,089
1910 13,437
1900 15,856
1890 15,862
1880 13,998
1870 14,204
1860 13,422
1850 16,027
1840 12,933