Orig. pub. 1971. Reprinted 1980, 1996, 2014. (xii), 464 pp., new index. Item #59
Decatur County was created in 1823 out of the southern part of Early County. This history tells the story of the region from Indian times to 1968. Valuable genealogical information is contained in accounts of early settlers, soldiers, and landowners; abstracts of the earliest marriage licenses, wills, and deeds; city officials of Bainbridge and surrounding towns; heads of families in the 1830 Census; tax digests and taxpayers of the 19th century; a long list of county officials; church pastors and members; members of organizations; and military companies, especially in the Civil War. The general history of the county also gives valuable information about residents and events. This book is a well-documented, carefully researched history with an abundance of both general and statistical information. A new index was prepared for this reprint edition.