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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Decatur_County,_Georgia|Decatur County]]'' <br>  
 
{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Decatur_County,_Georgia|Decatur County]]'' <br>  
  
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| county = Decatur County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1823
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| founded date = December 8
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| seat = Bainbridge
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| building address = Decatur County Courthouse<br>1400 E Shotwell Street<br>PO Box 735<br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br>Phone: 229.248.3030<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/DeKalb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm '''Decatur County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/DeKalb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm Decatur County Courthouse]<br> 1400 E Shotwell Street; PO Box 735; <br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br> Phone: 229.248.3030 <br><br>Probate Court has marriage records from 1823<br> and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has<br>divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Probate Court has marriage records from 1823<br> and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has<br>divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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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>  
 
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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Decatur County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 8, 1823
County Seat Bainbridge
Courthouse
Address Decatur County Courthouse
1400 E Shotwell Street
PO Box 735
Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735
Phone: 229.248.3030
Decatur County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage records from 1823
and probate records;  Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, court and land records from 1823[1]

History

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[2]

Parent County

1823--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823 fromEarly County.
County seat:  Bainbridge [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).