Decherd, Tennessee

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Decherd is a city in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,246 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Peter Decherd came to the area in 1831 from Franklin County, Virginia and set up a plantation. In the 1850s he gave a right-of-way through the area to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Decherd was incorporated as a town in 1868. It was unincorporated in 1885 to avoid application of the "Four Mile Law" which made it so in incorporated communities liquor could be sold within four miles of schools.[3]


Decherd is located at 35°12′57″N 86°4′45″W / 35.21583°N 86.07917°W / 35.21583; -86.07917 (35.215767, -86.079183)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

Decherd is immediately adjacent to the neighboring town and county seat of Winchester, and the two virtually form one city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,246 people, 960 households, and 640 families residing in the city. The population density was 481.4 people per square mile (185.7/km²). There were 1,048 housing units at an average density of 224.6/sq mi (86.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.72% White, 14.47% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

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