Decatur County, Georgia

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Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 28,240. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,544.[1] The county seat is Bainbridge.[2]



The County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 8, 1823, from a portion of Early County. Three other counties were created from land that was originally part of Decatur County.

In 1825, a portion of Decatur was used in the creation of Thomas County. In 1905, another portion of Decatur was used in the creation of part of Grady County. In 1920, the western portion of Decatur County was used to form Seminole County in its entirety.

Decatur County is named for United States Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur, a hero of the War of 1812.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,613.6 km2), of which 597 square miles (1,546.2 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67.3 km2) (4.23%) is water. The county Decatur, should not be confused with the City of Decatur, which is in DeKalb County.

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