Welcome to the Stewart County page of the GAGenWeb Project, part of USGenWeb.
We welcome any contributions on families within the original county borders which includes early Lee and Randolph counties.
Please note that the Stewart County Archives is a separate project - please submit your items to both projects!
Submit any contributions or queries to Belinda Slocumb, your Stewart County Coordinator. Your Georgia State Coordinator is Linda Blum-Barton.
History of Stewart County, Georgia
Contributed by Betty and Bernie Johnson
In 1825, a portion of the territory ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Indian
Springs, made in February 1825, between the United States and the Creek Indians, was made
into Lee County. Three years later, in 1828, the County of Randolph was made from part of
Lee County and had Lumpkin as its county seat.
On December 23, 1830, Stewart County was formed from a portion of the Randolph territory
which included Districts 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and portions of 31, 32 and 33. This
included the city of Lumpkin which became the Stewart County seat. Later, portions of Stewart
County went to form parts of Webster County, Quitman County, Marion County and Chattahoochee
Stewart County was named for General Daniel Stewart, who was born October 20, 1759 in Saint
Johns Parish, now Liberty County. General Stewart served in the Revolutionary War and the
War of 1812. He was the great-grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt. He died in 1829.
There is a
historical marker at the
Stewart County Courthouse noting the creation of Stewart County.
The History of Stewart Co., GA, Vols. I and II, are currently out of print, but may be available on microfiche through Proquest or through your local library. The Proquest listing states "GEORGIA-STEWART-HISTORY F-4973, 12 fiche. History of Stewart County, Georgia, Sections 1-2, by Helen Eliza Terrill and Sara Robertson Dixon. Publ. 1958. Also contains biographical sketches. Index. 805 p."
Stewart County's neighbors are:
Webster, Marion, Chattahoochee, Quitman, Randolph, and Russell and Barbour in Alabama.
Links to other Georgia Counties at the GAGenWeb.
Special thanks go to Bob Wood, Jacki Jonas, and Betty and Bernie Johnson for their hard work as previous Stewart County Coordinators.