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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
Slocumb, your Stewart County Coordinator. Your Georgia
State Coordinator is
History of Stewart County,
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
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
and Russell and
Links to other Georgia
Counties at the
Special thanks go to Bob
Wood, Jacki Jonas, Betty and Bernie Johnson and Belinda
Slocumb for their hard work as previous Stewart County Coordinators.