Place:Decatur, Indiana, United States

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NameDecatur
Alt namesDecatursource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.333°N 85.483°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1822 - )
See alsoDelaware, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 25,740. The county seat is Greensburg.

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History

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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. Recently, Greensburg, the county seat, was selected as the new location of the Honda assembly plant being proposed.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1822 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 5,887
1840 12,171
1850 15,107
1860 17,294
1870 19,053
1880 19,779
1890 19,277
1900 19,518
1910 18,793
1920 17,813
1930 17,308
1940 17,722
1950 18,218
1960 20,019
1970 22,738
1980 23,841
1990 23,645

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External links

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