Monday, September 27, 2021

1874 - Cherry Lake

1874 - Cherry Lake

   The earliest known settlers to the Cherry Lake area were the Stewart families. Newton Stewart, Sr. arrived here about 1874 from Georgia. He was a surveyor and school teacher. While living in Georgia, he had owned cotton mills and perhaps a plantation. Newton's great granddaughter, Katie Stewart, was one of the four members of the first graduating class of Groveland High School in 1922.

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