Decatur County, Indiana
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Decatur County, Indiana

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 improvements.

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.

 TOWNSHIPS
Adams - Clay - Clinton - Fugit - jackson - Marion - Salt Creek - Sand Creek - Washington

 CITIES AND TOWNS
Greensburg - Milford - Millhousen - Newpoint - St. Paul - Westport - Clarksburg

 

County Seat: Greensburg
Year Organized: 1822
Square Miles: 373.32

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Website Updates:
2016Nov
additional Decatur County History, listing of Townships, Cities and Towns, Research Resources - Main Index Page
Obits: John Evans, John Marion Evans, Albert Linville, Mrs. Hazel Anna Linville, Mrs. Sarah Linville - all submitted by Rick Evans; added Clarksburg Cemetery to Cemetery listings

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Where to find information in Decatur County, Indiana

Greensburg Decatur County Public Library
1110 E. Main St.
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-2826
Decatur County Historical Society
222 N. Franklin St.
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-2764
Decatur County Recorder
Decatur County Courthouse
150  Courthouse Square, Ste 121
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-4681
(land records)
Decatur County Clerk
Decatur County Courthouse
150  Courthouse Square, Ste 244
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-8223
(marriage & court records)
Decatur County Health Department
801 North Lincoln Street
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-8301
(vital records)
Decatur County Genealogist
1024 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-8290
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