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Our Genealogy Helper for Decatur ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Decatur (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Decatur. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Decatur is located in Meigs County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Tennessee's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Meigs County: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Rhea & Roane.

Below are the counties that are near Decatur. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Decatur:

  • Meigs County     (The home county of Decatur)
    • Calico [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calico
      • Calico [Meigs County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calico
    • Goodfield [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfield
      • Goodfield [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodfield
    • Beta [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beta
      • Beta [Meigs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beta
    • Surprise [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Meigs County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
    • Cayuga Town [Meigs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga Town
      • Cayuga Town [Meigs County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East View [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East View
      • East View [Meigs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East View
  • Bledsoe County
    • Summer City [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer City
      • Summer City [Bledsoe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer City
    • Ninemile [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninemile
      • Ninemile [Bledsoe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninemile
    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<3>
    • Winesap [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
      • Winesap [Bledsoe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winesap
    • Brockdell [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockdell
      • Brockdell [Bledsoe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockdell
  • Blount County
    • McMullens [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullens
      • McMullens [Blount County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullens
    • Friendsville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Blount County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 902 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<3>
  • Bradley County
    • Etola [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etola
      • Etola [Bradley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etola
    • Charleston [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Bradley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 706 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Bellefounte [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefounte
      • Bellefounte [Bradley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefounte
    • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell Estates
      • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Estates
    • Hopewell [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bradley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Countryside Village [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
      • Countryside Village [Bradley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside Village
    • Bent Tree Acres [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Tree Acres
      • Bent Tree Acres [Bradley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Tree Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Tree Acres
    • Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • East Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Cleveland
      • East Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cleveland
    • South Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cleveland
      • South Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cleveland
    • McDonald [Bradley County]
    • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Lake
      • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Lake
  • Cumberland County
    • Burke [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Cumberland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
    • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
    • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tansi Village
      • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tansi Village
    • Center Ford [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Ford
      • Center Ford [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Ford
    • Lantana [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lantana
      • Lantana [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lantana
    • Newton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Cumberland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,968 people
      • Newton has also been known as:
      • Peay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbriar Village
      • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbriar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbriar Village
    • Rogers [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Cumberland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Crossville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [Cumberland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<3>
    • Fairfield Glade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield Glade
      • Fairfield Glade [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Glade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield Glade<3>
    • Woodlands [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlands
      • Woodlands [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlands
    • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykes Crossroads
      • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dykes Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykes Crossroads
  • Hamilton County
    • Birchwood [Hamilton County]
    • Lakewood [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2011: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Sale Creek [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sale Creek
      • Sale Creek [Hamilton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sale Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sale Creek<3>
    • Soddy Lake Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy Lake Heights
      • Soddy Lake Heights [Hamilton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy Lake Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soddy Lake Heights
    • Flat Top [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Hamilton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
    • Soddy [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy
      • Soddy [Hamilton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soddy
    • Soddy-Daisy [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy-Daisy
      • Soddy-Daisy [Hamilton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy-Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soddy-Daisy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soddy-Daisy<3>
    • Lakesite [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakesite
      • Lakesite [Hamilton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakesite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakesite
    • Mowbray [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mowbray
      • Mowbray [Hamilton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowbray
    • Crabtree Hills [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree Hills
      • Crabtree Hills [Hamilton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabtree Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree Hills
    • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Ferry
      • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Ferry
    • Middle Valley Estates [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Valley Estates
      • Middle Valley Estates [Hamilton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 12,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Valley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Valley Estates
  • Loudon County
    • Philadelphia [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Loudon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
    • Loudon City Park [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon City Park
      • Loudon City Park [Loudon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon City Park
    • Loudon [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon
      • Loudon [Loudon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<3>
    • Alleghany [Loudon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alleghany
      • Alleghany [Loudon County] was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alleghany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lenoir City [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir City
      • Lenoir City [Loudon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenoir City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir City<3>
    • Sharp Estates [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Estates
      • Sharp Estates [Loudon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Estates
    • Greenback [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenback
      • Greenback [Loudon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenback
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenback<3>
    • Jena [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [Loudon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
    • White Wing Ferry [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Wing Ferry
      • White Wing Ferry [Loudon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Wing Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Wing Ferry
  • McMinn County
    • Lamontville [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamontville
      • Lamontville [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamontville
    • Athens [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Riceville [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceville<3>
    • Niota [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niota
      • Niota [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niota<3>
    • Prigmore [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prigmore
      • Prigmore [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prigmore
    • Calhoun [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [McMinn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun<3>
    • Bell Spring [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Spring
      • Bell Spring [McMinn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Spring
    • Claxton [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claxton
      • Claxton [McMinn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claxton
    • Englewood [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [McMinn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Manila [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [McMinn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
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    • Goodsprings [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
      • Goodsprings [McMinn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
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    • Etowah [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Monroe County
    • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Madisonville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jacktown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
      • Jacktown [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 67,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tellico Plains [Monroe County]
    • Vonore [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vonore
      • Vonore [Monroe County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vonore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskeegee
      • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] was located 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuskeegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Morgan County
    • Harriman [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriman
      • Harriman [Morgan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakdale [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Morgan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coalfield [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalfield
      • Coalfield [Morgan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,463 people
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  • Polk County
    • Chestuee [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestuee
      • Chestuee [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
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    • Delano [Polk County]
    • Benton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Polk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,247 people
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    • Ocoee [Polk County]
    • Ducktown [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ducktown
      • Ducktown [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
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  • Rhea County
    • Lakewood Village [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Village
      • Lakewood Village [Rhea County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spring City [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
      • Spring City [Rhea County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,839 people
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    • Dayton [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Rhea County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,332 people
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    • Cumberland Spring [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Spring
      • Cumberland Spring [Rhea County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
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    • Graysville [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Rhea County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roddy [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddy
      • Roddy [Rhea County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Roane County
    • Pioneer Village [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village
      • Pioneer Village [Roane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lakemont Heights [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemont Heights
      • Lakemont Heights [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 12,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakemont Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockwood [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Roane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<3>
    • Postoak [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak [Roane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Postoak has also been known as:
      • Post Oak Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postoak
    • Iron Divide [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Divide
      • Iron Divide [Roane County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Divide have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cardiff [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Roane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • College Grove [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Grove
      • College Grove [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10,729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Grove
    • Midtown Heights [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown Heights
      • Midtown Heights [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midtown Heights
    • Midtown [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown
      • Midtown [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emory Gap [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory Gap
      • Emory Gap [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory Gap
    • Kingston [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
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    • Laddie Village [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laddie Village
      • Laddie Village [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laddie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sequatchie County
    • Dunlap [Sequatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlap
      • Dunlap [Sequatchie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunlap<3>
  • Van Buren County
    • Spencer [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Van Buren County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • White County
    • Clarktown [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarktown
      • Clarktown [White County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarktown
  • Catoosa County (GA)
    • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
  • Murray County (GA)
    • Tennga [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennga
      • Tennga [Murray County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tennga<3>
    • Cisco [Murray County]
    • Gregory [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Murray County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
  • Whitfield County (GA)
    • Parrett Crossing [Whitfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrett Crossing
      • Parrett Crossing [Whitfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrett Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrett Crossing
    • Cohutta [Whitfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohutta
      • Cohutta [Whitfield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohutta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cohutta<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Decatur, see our County-by-County Page for Decatur.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Decatur ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Decatur.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Decatur. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Decatur and those printed in the larger area surrounding Decatur.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Decatur.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Decatur:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Decatur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Decatur.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Decatur covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Decatur Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Decatur Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Decatur Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur Cemetery
  • Old Goodfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Goodfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Goodfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Goodfield Cemetery
  • Stewart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart Cemetery
  • Old Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Walnut Grove Cemetery
  • Watkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
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    • Concord Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord Cemetery
    • Correll Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Correll Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Correll Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Correll Cemetery
    • Ingle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ingle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ingle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingle Cemetery
    • Forest Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove Cemetery
    • Goodfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodfield Cemetery
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Ball Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ball Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ball Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Cemetery
    • Hunter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hunter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hunter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Decatur had a population of 223 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Decatur had a population of 1,663 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Decatur, with the one closest to Decatur listed first.

  • Decatur [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Decatur
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Decatur had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
  • Breedenton [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breedenton
    • Breedenton [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Decatur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Breedenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breedenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breedenton
  • Goodfield [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfield
    • Goodfield [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goodfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodfield
  • Cute [Meigs County] - Historic
    • While Cute was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cute
    • Cute [Meigs County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cute had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cotton Port [Meigs County] - Historic
    • While Cotton Port was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Port
    • Cotton Port [Meigs County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Port had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fiketon [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiketon
    • Fiketon [McMinn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fiketon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fiketon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fiketon
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    • Pineland [Meigs County] - Historic
      • While Pineland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineland
      • Pineland [Meigs County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewee [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewee
      • Sewee [Meigs County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sewee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewee
    • Beta [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beta
      • Beta [Meigs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beta
    • Folger [McMinn County] - Historic
      • While Folger was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folger
      • Folger [McMinn County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Folger had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evensville [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evensville
      • Evensville [Rhea County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 170 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Evensville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evensville
    • Rhea Springs [Rhea County] - Historic
      • While Rhea Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhea Springs
      • Rhea Springs [Rhea County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rhea Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhea Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Big Spring [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
      • Big Spring [Meigs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
    • Mount Verd [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Verd
      • Mount Verd [McMinn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Decatur
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Verd had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Verd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Verd
    • Lamontville [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamontville
      • Lamontville [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamontville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamontville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Decatur. See our List of 1890's Communities around Decatur.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Decatur ...

While our initial data about Decatur came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Decatur in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Decatur.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Decatur:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Decatur in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Decatur for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Decatur. See our Misc Page for Decatur for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Meigs County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Decatur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DecaturOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5246, Longitude: -84.7919       In this case, the coordinates for Decatur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Decatur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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