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Stewart County Tennessee




Stewart County administrative offices are located at 226 Lakeview Drive, Dover, TN 37058; phone: 931-232-5371.

Stewart County was settled principally by North Carolinians, the first of whom came some time about 1795, that State having issued military grants to survivors of the Continental war, which called for large tracts of land lying in this county. Probably the first settlers of the county were George Petty, Samuel A. Smith, Brittain Sexton, James Andrews, Samuel Boyt, and Elisha Dawson, all of whom came from North Carolina about 1795. Petty settled on the Cumberland River, near where Dover now stands; Smith in the same neighborhood; Sexton on Standing rock Creek, in the Tenth District; Andrews on Lick Creek, in the Seventh District; Boyt on Panther creek, in the Ninth District, and Dawson about five miles southwest of where now stands Dover. [1]

  1. Goodspeed's History of Stewart County, TN, 1880s, Westin A. Goodspeed, publisher, Nashville.
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