Decatur County historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Decatur County historical marker
Creator:
Hair, Keith
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Decatur County
Counties--Georgia--Decatur County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Decatur County, Bainbridge, 30.9037995, -84.5754699
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Decatur County Courthouse, Bainbridge
Text of marker: "DECATUR COUNTY. Decatur County was created by Act of Dec. 8,1823 from Early County. Sessions (sic)were cut off later to form part of Seminole and Grady Counties. It was named for Stephen Decatur(1779-1820), naval officer who served with great gallantry at Tripoli and in the War of 1812. In 1815, he commanded the expedition
against the Dey of Algiers, forcing the Dey to renounce claims to tribute from the U.S. First County Officers, commissioned May 5, Corner: R.B. Douglas, Surveyor: Daniel O'Neel, Clerk Superior Court, Daniel O'Neel was com-missioned Clerk of Inferior Court, also, on June 11, 1824. 043-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_decatur-county
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_decatur-county
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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