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Decatur County, Indiana
In 1819, through the Indian Treaty of St. Mary's, the U.S.
Government acquired a tract of land known as the New Purchase. Soon after
this, the John Fugit & "Griffy" Griffith families entered the
region, becoming the first settlers of the county. The area comprising
Decatur County was set off from this tract in 1821 and named for Commodore
Stephen Decatur, a naval hero. In April, 1822 court was established and
government set up in May. The site of the county seat was chosen in June,
1822 and named, Greensburg by Thomas Hendricks wife, for her home in
Pennsylvania. The first county building was a jail built in 1823 on the
southeast corner of the courtyard.
Decatur County is located in southeast Indiana at the intersections of
Interstate 74 and State Road 3. The County Seat of Decatur County is
Greensburg. The population of Decatur County is approximately 25,000, with
11,000 of those people living in Greensburg.
As you can see in the above picture, the courthouse of Decatur County has a
tree growing out of the top of the courthouse tower. This tree has been
mentioned in publications throughout the world, including an episode on the
television show, "Ripley's Believe It or Not", and causes
thousands of visitors to come to Greensburg each year.
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the Decatur County Comprehensive Plan
(adopted on September 4, 2007)
Click HERE to view a
video of the March 19, 2007
Honda Official Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Click HERE for photos of the February
6, 2007 grand unveiling of the new Decatur County Web Pages!