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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Stephen_Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)]]
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The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823&nbsp;from[[Early_County,_Georgia|Early]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Bainbridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1823'''--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823&nbsp;from[[Early_County,_Georgia|Early]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Bainbridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 23:03, 24 May 2010

 United States  > Georgia > Decatur County

County Courthouse

History

Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[1]

Parent County

1823--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823 fromEarly County.
County seat:  Bainbridge [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).