“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Decatur, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Meigs County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Meigs County, TN (31) Bradley County, TN (56) Hamilton County, TN (606) McMinn County, TN (53) Rhea County, TN (29) Roane County, TN (49)  MeigsCounty(31) Meigs County (31)  BradleyCounty(56) Bradley County (56)  HamiltonCounty(606) Hamilton County (606)  McMinnCounty(53) McMinn County (53)  RheaCounty(29) Rhea County (29)  RoaneCounty(49) Roane County (49)
Decatur is the county seat for Meigs County
Decatur is in Meigs County
      Meigs County (31)  
      Bradley County (56)  
      Hamilton County (606)  
      McMinn County (53)  
      Rhea County (29)  
      Roane County (49)  
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1 Tennessee, Meigs County, Decatur — Decatur United Methodist ChurchSoutheast Tennessee Religious Heritage Trail
The Methodist Church became active in this area after 1820 when the Tennessee Conference authorized activity among the Cherokees of the Hiwassee District and established the Hiwassee Circuit with Thomas Paine as pastor. Á church located to the . . . Map (db m184591) HM
2 Tennessee, Meigs County, Decatur — Meigs County War Memorial
Dedicated to the honor of the men of Meigs County who served in defense of our Country in World War I and II. World War I Albert Burton • James F. Collins • Charles Fitch • Ben Gates • Sam Mason Hall • James Oscar Huff • Grundy . . . Map (db m165901) HM
3 Tennessee, Meigs County, Decatur — 2B 6 — Old Agency
About 1 mile east, at the mouth of Agency Creek, the U.S. Agency for the Cherokees was located from 1816 to 1821. Here, on July 8. 1817, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, Governor Joseph McMinn, and David Meriwether, U.S. Commissioners, concluded a treaty . . . Map (db m150444) HM
4 Tennessee, Meigs County, Decatur — 2B 30 — Washington Ferry
About 1807, Conley Hastings established a ferry at this site. Originally, it provided transportation between the town of Washington to the west and the Cherokee Territory to the east of the river, and later between the Rhea and Meigs County seats of . . . Map (db m150311) HM
5 Tennessee, Meigs County, Decatur — Wheeler's Crossing"A ford which they made for themselves"
Union Gen. William Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland, pushed back into Chattanooga after the disastrous Battle of Chickamauga on September 19-20, 1863, found itself short of food and ammunition. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg besieged the city and . . . Map (db m165900) HM
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Feb. 27, 2024