Place Name: Decatur
A Cole County border town, Decatur, Missouri, was named in honor of naval Captain Stephen Decatur, who achieved his greatest distinction, in 1815, by stopping the raids of the Barbary pirates on United States merchant men in the Mediterranean. Now an extinct or ghost town, a post office called Decatur was established in 1875, and remained in operation until 1906. Who can tell us more about Decatur, Cole County, Missouri? Do you have pictures to share?
About Captain Stephen Decatur