|On the Texas Highway in my 1957 Chevy.|
|Texas Pioneer Spirit.|
|Black Jack Oak Tree|
|Pump Jacks: Used for pumping crude oil to the surface.|
I did not see any well pumping today, due to the low selling price of crude oil.
Decatur is situated in Wise County and was established in 1856 and was made the county seat. The town is named in honor of naval hero Stephen Decatur who was a famous early American Naval Captain.
Early settlers to Decatur came from a variety of eastern states, and only about half came from the "deep south". As a result, some sympathized with the Unionist side during the Civil War, and violent acts against them were common. One such act occurred in October 1862, when several Unionist sympathizers were arrested and taken to nearby Gainesville for trial on charges of treason and insurrection.
The areas of Wise County still suffered Native American attacks well into the 1870’s. Therefor, Decatur was founded on the highest point of elevation in the county which houses the courthouse. The intent of placing the town on this high point of elevation was to be able to sight and ward off any incoming attacks or raids by Native Americans.
|Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, Texas|
|Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, Mmmmmmm Gooooood!|
Southwest & The Decatur Swap Meets
|Open Skies of Texas.|