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Decatur County, Tennessee

US county information
NameDecatur County
Largest cityParsons
US Area
Total Area345 sq mi (893.6 km2)
Land Area334 sq mi (865.1 km2)
Water Area11 sq mi (28.5 km2)
Population11757 (2010)
Density13.5/km2 (35/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 1845
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2010, the population is 11,757. Its county seat is Decaturville .

This county is named after naval hero Stephen Decatur, Jr., who gained national recognition in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812 by his leadership and achievements at sea. The county was created in November 1845 from the part of Perry County west of the Tennessee River in response to a petition by citizens on the west side of the river who lacked easy access to the county seat, on the east side of the river.

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