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Stewart County was created on December 23, 1830 from Randolph County (Portions of Stewart County were used to create Quitman County in 1858 ). The county was named in honor of General Daniel Stewart (1759 - 1829), a hero of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Counties adjacent to Stewart County are Chattahoochee County (north), Webster County (east), Randolph County (south), Quitman County (southwest), Barbour County, AL (west), Russell County, AL (northwest)
Stewart County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Stewart County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Stewart County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Stewart County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Stewart County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Stewart County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Stewart County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history.
The chances are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Stewart County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Stewart County.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Stewart County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Stewart County genealogy or family history related sites.