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DECATUR County was created by the act of the legislature of 1873. It is one of the northern tier of counties in the northwestern part of the State; ten counties lie between it and the Missouri River, two between it and Colorado. Its area is 900 square miles.1

Organized in 1879. County Seat, Oberlin. Named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur, a distinguished American naval officer. He fell in a duel with Commodore Barron, United States Navy, in 1808. 2

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Decatur County Medical Directory 1920 2K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Army Enlistees (World War II) 77K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Newspaper Articles
Description File Size Date Submitter
Green Division Balks German Guns, Trickery February 5, 1945 7K Feb 2010 Mike Poole
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Teasdale, Mary C. 1906 1K Aug 2008 Barbara W. Brown
Vital Records
Death Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Penny, Charles T. May 13, 1918 2K Aug 2008 Barbara W. Brown

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