Decatur County 229.248.3030|
203 W Broughton Street
Bainbridge, GA 39817
P.O. Box 726, 39818
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Decatur County Georgia, located in the southwest corner of Georgia, is a major agriculture producer for the state and the nation. Hunting and fishing in Decatur County rank as some of the best in the Country
while Lake Seminole and the Flint River create great recreation opportunities.
The Decatur County Administrator is Alan Thomas. The governing body consists of 6 County Commissioners.
Home to Bainbridge, Attapulgus, Brinson and Climax Georgia
Decatur County was created in 1823 from portions of Early County. The county was named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur who defeated the Barbary Coast pirates at Tripoli in 1815. Bainbridge, the county seat, was named for Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the U.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides."
The Decatur County area was the site of several battles between Indians and early settlers. In the early 1700s, both the Spanish and English fought with Creek Indians. In 1818, General Andrew Jackson led troops from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia to victory over the Seminole Indians.