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Decatur County, Tennessee

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This county is named after naval hero Stephen Decatur, Jr., who gained national recognition in the First Barbary War, the Second Barbary War, and the War of 1812 by his leadership and achievements at sea. The county was created in November 1845 from the part of Perry County west of the Tennessee River in response to a petition by citizens on the west side of the river who lacked easy access to the county seat on the east side.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bath Springs
  • Bible Hill
  • Darden
  • Decaturville (County Seat)
  • Holladay (part)
  • Lick Skillet
  • Parsons
  • Perryville
  • Scotts Hill (part)
  • Sugar Tree



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