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Lumpkin in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lumpkin and Stewart County

 
 
Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
1. Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker
Inscription. Lumpkin, named for Wilson Lumpkin, Governor, Congressman and Senator, first the County Seat of Randolph County, became the Seat of Government of Stewart County when that county was constituted from Randolph December 23, 1830. On a hill between two Indian trails to Florida, the first Courthouse, built of logs in August 1830, was used as a blockhouse in the Indian outbreak in 1836. A two story frame Courthouse stood until 1895, when one of brick, cornerstone laid by Masons, was built and repaired and rebuilt in 1922 after damage by fire. Stewart County was named for Brig. Gen. Daniel Stewart, Revolutionary soldier brevetted for bravery in Georgia's Indian Wars. In this county are Providence Canyons, sites of Fort McCreary, Fort Jones, Oconee Village, Battle of Shepherd's Plantation Indian Mounds and Roanoke. First officers of Stewart County were: William Duncan, Needham R. Bryan, Henry Audulph, Judges of Inferior Court; Sampson L. Lampkin, Surveyor; Edward Sturdivant, Coroner; Thomas M. Dennis, Clerk Inferior Court; Thomas R. Mangham, Clerk Superior Court; Jonathan F. Bridges, Sheriff; James S. Lunsford, Tax Receiver; Cullen Roberts, Tax Collector.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker
Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
2. Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker
is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.054′ N, 84° 47.669′ W. Marker is in Lumpkin, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of County Courthouse Square (Georgia Route 27) and Martin Luther King Drive on County Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Broad Street, Lumpkin GA 31815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Our Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedingfield Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site (about 500 feet away); Masonic Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Providence Canyons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westville Symposium (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumpkin.
 
Categories. Government
 
Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Lumpkin and Stewart County Marker
The courthouse is under renovation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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