Decatur County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 16

Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 24,555. The county seat is Greensburg.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 373 square miles (966.1 km2), of which 373 square miles (966.1 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.22%) is water.

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History

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

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