Decatur County

Decatur County (HMQCS)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
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N 30° 54.396', W 84° 34.596'

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Decatur County was created by Act of Dec. 8, 1823 from Early County. Sessions 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, 1824 were: John H. Gray, Sheriff; Jacob Harrell, Coroner; R. B. Douglass, Surveyor; Daniel O'Neel, Clerk Superior Court. Daniel O'Neel was commissioned Clerk of Inferior Court, also, on June 11, 1824
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number043-4
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 731610 N 3421767
Decimal Degrees30.90660000, -84.57660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.396', W 84° 34.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 23.76" N, 84° 34' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Water St, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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