Decatur County

Decatur County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Decatur County was established in 1845 and was named in honor of Commodore Stephen Decatur, naval hero from the War of 1812. The county seat is Decaturville. Agriculture has been and continues to be the primary economic base for the county. In addition, the county has had many industries that have provided employment in its history such as the Kaddis Manufacturing Corporation, makers of machine parts; Decaturville Sportswear Company, Inc; Thermo Dynamics, Inc., manufacturers of refrigerators; Kol-pak Industries, a commercial refrigerator company; and Karlyn Manufacturers, an apparel producer. For more information regarding Decatur County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Crawley Family Farm Decatur 1835
Keeton Farm Decatur 1851
Lafferty Farm Decatur 1853
Lealon Wyatt Farms Decatur 1852
Moore Farm Decatur 1840
Myracle Farm Decatur 1885
P. W. Welch Farm Decatur 1850
Rhodes Farm Decatur 1853
Vise Farm 1 Decatur 1909
Vise Farm 2 Decatur 1909