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Decatur County, Indiana

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Decatur County was formed in 1822. It was named for Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., naval officer in the First and Second Barbary Wars, and in the War of 1812.

In the 1830s, local settlers founded the Decatur County Colonization Society for the purpose of sending freed slaves back to Africa. The Decatur County Anti-Slavery Society was also formed in 1835. By the 1840s, a few black families moved into the county and they joined the Underground Railroad efforts, helping fugitive slaves escape to Canada through the county.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Adams
  • Clarksburg
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Fugit
  • Greensburg (County Seat)
  • Jackson
  • Lake Santee
  • Marion
  • Milford
  • Millhousen
  • New Point
  • Salt Creek
  • Sand Creek
  • St. Paul
  • Washington
  • Westport



Genealogy Trails

Bromwell Wire Works

Champ's Ford Bridge

Greensburg Carnegie Public Library

The Bright B. Harris House

Jerman School

Knights of Pythias Building & Theatre

Strauther Pleak Round Barn

Westport Covered Bridge