Place:Decatur, Kansas, United States

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NameDecatur
Alt namesDCsource: Wikipedia
Decatursource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.8°N 100.467°W
Located inKansas, United States     (1873 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Decatur County (county code DC) is a county located in Northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,961. Its county seat and most populous city is Oberlin. The county is named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr.

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History

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The county was established March 20, 1873 and organized on December 15, 1879. It is named for the Navy war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., who served during the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War and the War of 1812. Oberlin was the site of the last Native American (specifically the Northern Cheyenne) Raid in Kansas.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1879 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1889 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 Probate 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
1880 4,180
1890 8,414
1900 9,234
1910 8,976
1920 8,121
1930 8,866
1940 7,434
1950 6,185
1960 5,778
1970 4,988
1980 4,509
1990 4,021

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External links

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/


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