Stewart County was founded in 1803 and named for an early pioneer and speculator, Duncan Stewart. The county seat is Dover. Since the early 1800s, tobacco has been a predominant crop in the county. Although burley and dark-fired tobacco were initially both grown in the county, dark-fired tobacco has become dominant and continues to be the county’s primary cash crop. While agriculture has played an important role in the county’s history, it also became home to one of the largest coal burning steam plants in the world when the Tennessee Valley Authority built the plant in 1968. For more information regarding Stewart County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|James C. Kingins Farm||Stewart||1859|