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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Decherd, TN

Old Decherd, on TN Highway 50

Decherd is a city in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,246 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Tullahoma, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Peter Decherd came to the area in 1831 from Franklin County, Virginia and set up a plantation. In the 1850's he granted right-of-way to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Decherd was incorporated as a town in 1868. It was unincorporated in 1885 to avoid application of the "Four Mile Law", which permitted liquor sales within four miles of schools located in incorporated communities.

Decherd is immediately adjacent to the neighboring town and county seat of Winchester.

Notable Residents

Ed Murray, speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives


The city is home to a large automobile engine assembly plant owned by Nissan.

External Links:

Chamber of Commerce page Decherd page

Decherd Website

Source: Internet