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Decatur County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized: December 15, 1879
Location: Kansas map showing location of Decatur County
County Seat: Oberlin
Origin of Name: Named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), a U.S. navy hero during the Tripolitanian Wars and the War of 1812.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Allison Township  23 
Altory Township  18 
Bassettville Township  35 
Beaver Township  82 
Center Township  58 
Cook Township  24 
Custer Township  25 
Dresden Township  112 
Finley Township  49 
Garfield Township  42 
Grant Township  11 
Harlan Township  21 
Jennings Township  133 
Liberty Township  51 
Lincoln Township  172 
Logan Township  33 
Lyon Township  13 
Oberlin (city)  1,788 
Oberlin City Township  (Defunct)  
Oberlin Township  81 
Olive Township  33 
Pleasant Valley Township  38 
Prairie Dog Township  38 
Roosevelt Township  18 
Sappa Township  36 
Sherman Township  14 
Summit Township  13 
Total population: 2,961 

Township map of Decatur County, 2000
Population:
1880 (4,180)
1890 (8,414)
1900 (9,234)
1910 (8,976)
1920 (8,121)
1930 (8,866)
1940 (7,434)
1950 (6,185)
1960 (5,778)
1970 (4,988)
1980 (4,509)
1990 (4,021)
2000 (3,472)
2010 (2,961)
Other Resources: Post offices in Decatur County
Cemeteries in Decatur County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Decatur County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Decatur County page [Blue Skyways]
Decatur County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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