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

  • 1821--Decatur County was formed 17 December 1821 from Jackson County.
  • 1824--Abolished 1824 and the territory returned to Jackson County.
  • For the records, see Jackson County.


  • Alabama: Her History Resources, W. Brewer; pub. Montgomery, Alabama, 1872.
  • Alabama History, Joel Campbell Dubose; pub. Atlanta 1908
  • History of Alabama, Albert Burton Moore; pub. Chicago, 1927
  • History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Thomas McAvory Owen; pub. Chicago, 1921.
  • Report of the Alabama History Commission, Thomas McAvory Owen; pub. Montgomery, Alabama 1901
  • History of Alabama, Albert James Pickett; pub. Birmingham, Alabama 1878

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