Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 101.
DECATUR COUNTY, situated at the southwest corner of Georgia, with Chattahoochee river on the west, and traversed by the main branch of Flint river. Area, 1,675 square miles. Seat of justice, Bainbridge. Pop. in 1830, 3,854; in 1840, 5,872; in 1850, 8,262.