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Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Decatur County

 
 
Decatur County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
1. Decatur County Marker
Inscription. Decatur County was created by Act of Dec. 8, 1823 from Early County. Sessions were cut off later to form part of Seminole and Grady Counties. It was named for Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), naval officer who served with great gallantry at Tripoli and in the War of 1812. In 1815, he commanded the expedition against the Dey of Algiers, forcing the Dey to renounce claims to tribute from the U.S. First County Officers, commissioned May 5, 1824 were: John H. Gray, Sheriff; Jacob Harrell, Coroner; R. B. Douglass, Surveyor; Daniel O'Neel, Clerk Superior Court. Daniel O'Neel was commissioned Clerk of Inferior Court, also, on June 11, 1824
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 043-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 54.396′ N, 84° 34.596′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Water St and West Street, on the right when traveling south on Water St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bainbridge Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker);
Decatur County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Decatur County Marker
De Soto Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Camino Real (about 300 feet away); In Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History (about 800 feet away); Fort Scott Memorial (about 800 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
Categories. Government
 
Decatur County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
3. Decatur County Marker and Courthouse
The marker can just be seen directly behind the light pole in front of the courthouse.
Decatur County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, September 6, 2010
4. Decatur County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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