Following the above proceeding, a petition was filed for a new municipal township, to be called Decatur Township, whereupon the court, after due consideration of the matter, ordered that “the said new township, which is called Decatur, should be composed of and bounded as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of Section 34, in Township 20 north, Range 32 west, and running due south along the west boundary of Section 34, and on west side of Sections 3, 10. 15 and 22, Township 19 north, Range 32 west, to the southwest corner of Section 22, thence on south boundary of Sections 22, 23 and 24, Township 19 north, Range 32 west, and on south boundary of Sections 19, 20 and 21 to the southeast corner of Section 21, Township 19 north, Range 31 west; thence due north along the east line of Sections 21, 16, 9 and 4, Township 19 north, Range 31 west; thence west to southwest corner of Section 33, Township 20 north, Range 31 west; thence north to the nortwest corner of Section 33, Township 20 north, Range 31 west; thence due west along the north line of Sections 31 and 32, Township 20 north, Range 31 west, and on the north side of Sections 36, 35 and 34, to the northwest corner of Section 34, Township 20 north, Range 32 west, to the place of beginning.”

By clerical error the above description places Decatur Township just six miles east of where it is actually located. To correct the error, Township 31 west should read 32 west, and Township 32 west should read 33 west.

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Source: History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.