Decatur County, Alabama Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Decatur_County,_Alabama|Decatur County]]'' <br>
  
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*'''1821'''--'''Decatur County''' was formed 17 December 1821 from [[Jackson County, Alabama]].
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*'''1824'''--Abolished 28 December 1824 for want of minimal area, and her territory was divided between [[Madison County, Alabama|Madison]] and [[Jackson County, Alabama|Jackson]] counties.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Decatur County, Alabama" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at (accessed 27 August 2012).</ref>
  
[[Image:Stephen_Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)]]
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For [[Decatur_County,_Alabama|Decatur County]] records, see [[Madison County, Alabama|Madison]] and [[Jackson County, Alabama|Jackson]] counties.
  
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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=== References  ===
  
*'''1821'''--Decatur County was formed 17 December 1821 from Jackson County.
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*'''1824'''--Abolished 1824 and the territory returned to Jackson County.
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*For the records, see Jackson County.
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== References  ==
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*Alabama: Her History Resources, W. Brewer; pub. Montgomery, Alabama, 1872.
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[[Category:Jackson_County,_Alabama]] [[Category:Decatur_County,_Alabama]] [[Category:Extinct Counties of Alabama]]
*Alabama History, Joel Campbell Dubose; pub. Atlanta 1908
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*History of Alabama, Albert Burton Moore; pub. Chicago, 1927
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*History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Thomas McAvory Owen; pub. Chicago, 1921.
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*Report of the Alabama History Commission, Thomas McAvory Owen; pub. Montgomery, Alabama 1901
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*History of Alabama, Albert James Pickett; pub. Birmingham, Alabama 1878
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Revision as of 02:57, 18 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Alabama Gotoarrow.png Decatur County

  • 1821--Decatur County was formed 17 December 1821 from Jackson County, Alabama.
  • 1824--Abolished 28 December 1824 for want of minimal area, and her territory was divided between Madison and Jackson counties.[1]

For Decatur County records, see Madison and Jackson counties.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Decatur County, Alabama" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 27 August 2012).