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Guide to Stewart County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Stewart County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 23, 1830
County Seat Lumpkin
Address Stewart County Courthouse]
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 
Stewart County Website

County Courthouse

Stewart County Courthouse
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 

Probate Court has birth, death and burial records from 1927,
marriage records from 1828 and probate records; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce, court and land records from from 1830[1]


Parent County

1830--Stewart County was created 23 December 1830 from Randolph County.  County seat: Lumpkin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1922 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  Harmony Church, Richland, Georgia, 1839 Members Georgia Pioneers



Local Histories





Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Vital Records

  • 1828-1870 - Stewart County Marriage Books A1, A2, B, C Index 1828-1870. Batch M713721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1830-1860 - Stewart County Marriage Index 1830-1860 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1870-1884 - Stewart County Marriage Book C Index 1870-1884. Batch M713722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Stewart County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch M713723 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stewart County, Georgia. Page 160 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.