Decatur County

Decatur County was created in 1823 from portions of Early County. It is named for Commodore Stephen Decatur who defeated Barbary Coast pirates at Tripoli in 1815. Bainbridge, the county seat, is named for Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the U. S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides." This region was crossed by Hernando DeSoto in 1540 during his trek through Georgia. He found the Flint River a barrier which was eventually crossed by a hastily built ferry.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 726, Bainbridge GA 39818
Telephone 229.248.3030
Fax 229.246.2062

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Decatur County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 28823 (State Rank: 60)
Incorporated Millage Rage 8.56
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.56
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.71
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 21.27
Total Unincorporated 21.27


County Officials