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Decatur County Historical Markers

Decatur County


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Decatur County
  • Location: Decatur County Courthouse, Bainbridge

DECATUR COUNTY

Decatur County was created by Act of Dec. 8,

1823 from Early County. Sessions were cut off

later to form part of Seminole and Grady

Counties. It was named for Stephen Decatur

(1779-1820), naval officer who served with

great gallantry at Tripoli and in the War of

  1. In 1815, he commanded the expedition

against the Dey of Algiers, forcing the Dey

to renounce claims to tribute from the U.S.

First County Officers, commissioned May 5,

Corner: R.B. Douglas, Surveyor: Daniel O’Neel,

Clerk Superior Court, Daniel O’Neel was com-

missioned Clerk of Inferior Court, also, on

June 11, 1824.

043-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956