Stewart County

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Stewart

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 and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lumpkin. 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 pitched. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1935 to 1936 under the Works Projects Administration. The building was renovated in 1983. The building was renovated in  2010 and the contractor was Winter Construction..

 

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

 

History:  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.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lumpkin

 

 

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Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2020