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Lumpkin

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Incorporated Date: 
March 30, 1829
Population: 
2,741
Total Area: 
1.6 sq mi
Contact Information
544 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone Number: 
(229) 838-4333
Fax Number: 
(229) 838-9908
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Lumpkin, incorporated March 30, 1829, is the county seat for Stewart County. The city honors Wilson Lumpkin, a two-term governor of Georgia, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator. He was a leading advocate of state rights and "Indian Removal."

Constructed in 1896, the courthouse in Stewart County burned down in 1922. Just a year later, the town rebuilt the courthouse, and it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Providence Canyon Conservation Park, located in Lumpkin, is a collection of canyons and gullies. The largest of these is "Grandfather Canyon," which is a half mile long, 300 feet wide and 150 feet deep. The 1,061-acre park also protects the largest natural collection of the rare "Plumleaf Azalea" in the world.