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Stewart County

Stewart County is named for Daniel Stewart, who was an officer during the American Revolutionary War and during the War of 1812.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chattahoochee County

E – Marion County and Webster County

S – Quitman County

W – Barbour County, Alabama  and Russell County, Alabama


Created:  December 23, 1830                Map of Georgia highlighting Stewart County

County Seat: 

Lumpkin  1831 – present


County Courthouse – Lumpkin 


Location:  2 Main Street / Cotton Street

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  T Firth Lockwood Jr. of Columbus

Contractor:  Shields-Geise Lumber Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lumpkin. The building is square shaped. The north front has a large portico supported by four white colored columns with pediment above. There is a similar portico on the south side. The windows are long and narrow. Above the north portico is a high square white colored cupola with clock at the top. The roof is hipped. In the interior there is a cruciform plan. The County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story and has a pressed metal ceiling and wood paneled walls. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court and County Probate Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The architect was T Firth Lockwood Jr. of Columbus and contractor was Shields-Geise Lumber Company. The building was renovated in 1935 to 1936. The building was renovated in 1983 and 2010. To the northeast is the old County Jail built in 1912.


See: The 1897 architect,  Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouses in Alabama in Coffee County, Lee County and Monroe County; in Georgia in Colquitt County and Pulaski County; in Kentucky in Bracken County and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish;  in Mississippi in Attala County and Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Stewart County Courthouse


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Bibb County, Chattahoochee CountyCrawford CountyHarris CountyHouston CountyLee CountyMacon CountyMarion CountyMuscogee CountyPeach CountySchley CountySumter CountyTalbot CountyTaylor County and Webster County. 


History:  The county was created in 1830 and Lumpkin was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1831. The second courthouse was built in 1837. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Andrew J Bryan of Atlanta and constructed by Felton & Lyttle in 1896 to 1897. The building was destroyed by fire in 1922 and rebuilt in 1923 as the fourth and present courthouse using the walls of the 1897 courthouse.



County Courthouse – Lumpkin



















County Superior Court courtroom




















Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2020