Welcome to
Decatur Co TN
"Tennessee Trails"


I'd like to welcome you to our little portion of Tennesse Trails in conjunction with Genealogy Trails. We are a totally "free" website, dedicated to genealogy and history. My name is Christine Walters and I'll be your County Co-Ordinator. My plan is going to be placing the usual Births, Deaths, Marriages on the website as well as Bios, Obits and Local History. But along with all that we are interested in a more personal touch and will feature the "Pioneer Families" of the county. While I'm out searching for all these things I'd like to invite all of you to send me the interesting details of your ancestors. Any information you contribute is "owned" by you, you can make corrections or changes at any time. There is a page to list the surnames you are interested in, along with a link to your email so others can get in touch with you immediately. This isn't the place to park your family tree, but it is the place to present the history behind it, to show off the ones who "blazed" the trails. I live in Henderson County so I'm just a short distance away.. lets get to know each other.

Sorry -- but I don't have the time or the resources to do personal research

We are always looking for Tennessee County Co-ordinators.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering as a State or County Co-ordinator
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HISTORY of DECATUR COUNTY
By the 8th Grade Class of Decaturville 1938

HISTORY of DECATUR COUNTY
Introduction to the Resources of Tennessee, Volume 1
by TN Bureau of Agriculturs, Joseph Buckner Killebrew 1874

HISTORY of DECATUR COUNTY
"Goodspeed History of Tennessee 1886"


Decatur County, formed in 1845, was named in honor of Stephen Decatur, an early-American naval hero born in 1779 in Maryland, but raised in Philadelphia, PA. At the age of 19 he joined the U.S. Navy, and rose rapidly in rank. He led some daring raids in the wars against the Barbary pirates along the coast of Africa, and returned home a hero in 1805. He remained in the Navy and commanded several ships during the troubles with Great Britain that led to the War of 1812. While commanding the USS United States, he defeated one of Great Britain's finest ships, the Macedonian. Following the War of 1812 he returned to the Mediterranean as commander of a squadron that defeated the Barbary pirates a second time. He returned to the United States again in triumph. Shortly thereafter in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia, he spoke his famous line: "Our Country. In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be right; but our country right or wrong." He went on to became a highly respected Navy Commissioner. He was killed in a duel on March 22, 1820.

DECATUR COUNTY TENNESSEE INTERESTS

BIBLE RECORDS

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

BUSINESS & MFG

CEMETERIES

CENTENARIANS

CENSUS

CHURCHES

DEATHS

DEEDS

GOSSIP COLUMNS

LAWYERS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWS ARTICLES

OBITUARIES

PIONEER
FAMILIES

POSTMASTERS

SCHOOLS

SURNAMES

WEBSITES
of Local Interest

WILL & ESTATES


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SUBMIT A CEMETERY HEADSTONE
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CITIES / TOWNS / VILLAGES / TOWNSHIPS

Bear Creek
CARROLLVILLE
History of Carrollville
DECATURVILLE
History of Decaturville
ETNA
PARSONS
History of Parsons
PARTINVILLE
History of Partinville
PERRYVILLE
History of Perryville
SHANNONSVILLE
History of Shannonsville
 

LIBRARIES / SOCIETIES / GOVERNMENT


Library


Decatur Co Hist. Soc.


County Offices

SURROUNDING COUNTIES

BENTON

CARROLL

HARDIN

HENDERSON

HUMPHREYS

PERRY

WAYNE

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