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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.

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PERRYVILLE
History of Perryville

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History of Shannonsville

 


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"


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