Decatur County was created on December 8, 1823, by the Georgia General Assembly. The county was created from a portion of Early County, and was named for United State Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur. Stephen Decatur was a hero in the War of 1812. Decatur County is made up of 597 square miles of land and 26 square miles of water.
If you enjoy the outdoors, then Decatur County will be great for you. Camping, hiking, and playing sports are just a few of the activities that people often enjoy in Decatur County. Hunting is also extremely popular in the county. It is easy to spot deer, squirrel, rabbit, and other wildlife in Decatur County.
Decatur County holds several annual events and festivals that are fun for people of all ages. The Rose Festival, Bikefest Weekend, and the Rattlesnake Roundup are just a few of the events held in Decatur every year! The July 4th Celebration in Bainbridge features musical acts, delicious food, and fireworks.
Decatur County is the home of a strong school system, including a higher education school. Bainbridge State College is one of the fastest growing schools in Georgia. Bainbridge is a four-year school and offers many different degrees. The Southwest Georgia Regional Library and the Bainbridge College Library are excellent resources for studying.
The Georgia Veterans Services Department is located in Bainbridge. Decatur County Industrial Air Park is a military place located in Decatur County. For veterans looking to purchase a home in Decatur County, there are a number of benefits, including property tax exemption for disabled veterans.
The current population of Decatur County is 27,220 including a veteran population of 1,577. The median household income is $30,619 with a median housing cost of $102,900.
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Post 4904 Phillips-Jester Post
PO Box 163
Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone: (229) 246-0860
Meeting Location & Time
1600 PIERCE ST
BAINBRIDGE, GA 39819
6:30 PM 4TH MONDAY
Quartermaster: Don Singleton
Commander: Hill Yates
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Decatur County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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