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.
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