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This county bears the name of the gallant Commodore Stephen
Decatur. The surface is level and slightly rolling. There are no
prairie lands. The bottoms are not extensive, but very fertile. On
some of the streams the land is hilly. The soil of the upland is a
rich, black loam, and the timber consists mostly of ask, poplar,
walnut, sugar tree, oak and beech. Along the east and south borders
of the county there are some wet lands, well adapted to grass, but
not good for growing grain. The stone quarries of Decatur County
afford substantial profit. The building stone of the county is
inexhaustible, and is being raised with good commercial results. The
citizens of the county are a thrifty, intelligent set of men, awake
to their own interests, and constantly developing the great
resources of their county. Greensburgh is the county seat. It is
located on the Indianapolis, Cincinnati & La Fayette railroad,
and, enjoying the productions of a rich agricultural region, blessed
with energetic citizens, it is growing rapidly. Already it is a
flourishing place, having excellent schools and good public
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. Decatur was mortally wounded in a duel in 1820. Greensburg, the county seat, was selected as the location of the Honda assembly plant.
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Churches: Decatur County Has Score of Century-Old Churches
Schools: Graduates of Burney High School 1951 Class; Graduates of Clarksburg High School 1951 Class
Obits: Mrs. John C. Parker, Mary Ann Cavin, Minerva Cline, J.A. Dillman, William Maffit
Land Records: Sale of Sinking Fund Lands
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