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County Profile

Incorporated: December 23, 1830

Population: 5,252

Total Area: 458.7 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Lumpkin (County Seat)

• Richland

Stewart County was named for General Daniel Stewart, an officer in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Woodland, Mississippian, and Creek Indians were all inhabitants of Stewart County at one time or another. Two of the six largest Indian mounds in Georgia are located in the county.

The historic community of Westville is also located in the county. This was never actually a town, but is made up of more than 25 historic homes, shops and public buildings moved to the site from the surrounding counties. It is an example of 1850's pre-industrial West Georgia life, and is open to the public.

Lumpkin was named for Wilson Lumpkin, a two-term governor of Georgia, U.S. Congressman and Senator. He was a leading advocate of state rights and "Indian Removal."

Providence Canyon State Park is located in Stewart County. Nicknamed "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon" this park is a collection of canyons and gullies. These gullies were caused by the erosion from the poor farming practices previously used in the area. The 1,061-acre park also has the largest natural collection of the rare "Plumleaf Azalea" in the world.

The historic community of Westville is also located in the county. This was never actually a town, but is made up of more than 25 historic homes, shops and public buildings moved to the site from the surrounding counties. It is an example of pre-industrial West Georgia life, and is open to the public.

Among Stewart County's many special events include Lumpkin Heritage Days, Richland Pig Fest, and the State of Georgia Wild Game and Fish Cook-off.

Stewart County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 458.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 9.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 19.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 61.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.48 persons compared to an average family size of 3.07 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $27,096. Per capita income grew by 26.8% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 4,558 Covered Employment 1,317
   Growth (%) since 1990 -19.4%    Average wage per job $28,134
Households (2000) 2,007 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 2,337    Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.3 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 3.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $29,000    Average wage per job $26,085
Median Household Income (2008) $28,973 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 18.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 27.1    Average wage per job $27,096
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.2 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 3.0%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.3    Average wage per job $31,804

 

 

1. STEWART County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 37, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone: (229) 838-4374
County: Stewart County
Enrollment: 273
Grades: PK-5

2. STEWART County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 706, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone: (229) 838-4532
County: Stewart County
Enrollment: 133
Grades: 6-8

3. STEWART-QUITMAN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P. O. Box 706, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone: (229) 838-4301
County: Stewart County
Enrollment: 203
Grades:
Grades:
Grades: 9-12


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