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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Stephen_Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)]]
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
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>
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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  ====
'''1873--'''Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Oberlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1873--'''Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Oberlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Furnas_County,_Nebraska|Furnas County, Nebraska]]
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*[[Furnas County, Nebraska|Furnas County, Nebraska]]  
*[[Hitchcock_County,_Nebraska|Hitchcock County, Nebraska]]
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*[[Hitchcock County, Nebraska|Hitchcock County, Nebraska]]  
*[[Norton_County,_Kansas|Norton]]
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*[[Norton County, Kansas|Norton]]  
*[[Rawlins_County,_Kansas|Rawlins]]
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*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins]]  
*[[Red_Willow_County,_Nebraska|Red Willow County, Nebraska]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231903658531_830"></span>
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*[[Red Willow County, Nebraska|Red Willow County, Nebraska]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231903658531_830" />  
*[[Sheridan_County,_Kansas|Sheridan]]
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*[[Sheridan County, Kansas|Sheridan]]  
*[[Thomas_County,_Kansas|Thomas]]
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*[[Thomas County, Kansas|Thomas]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/cemeteries/decatur_county_cemeteries.htm Decatur County Cemeteries] gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.&nbsp; Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.
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[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/cemeteries/decatur_county_cemeteries.htm Decatur County Cemeteries] gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.&nbsp; Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.  
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/links_to_deaths_in_decatur_count.htm Links to Deaths] in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths&nbsp;November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and&nbsp;The Obituary Daily Times web site
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[http://www.skyways.org/genweb/decatur/links_to_deaths_in_decatur_count.htm Links to Deaths] in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths&nbsp;November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and&nbsp;The Obituary Daily Times web site  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 06:16, 26 August 2010

Template:Kansas-stubUnited States  > Kansas > Decatur County

County Courthouse

History

Stephen Decatur.JPG

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

Parent County

1873--Decatur County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Oberlin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Decatur County Cemeteries gives the location of each cemetery and a transcription of graves in that cemetery.  Some cemeteries have not been transcribed as yet.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Links to Deaths in Decatur County links to Obituaries, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Registered Deaths November 28, 1885-July 1, 1911, and The Obituary Daily Times web site

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).