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Old Decherd, on State Route 50
Location of Decherd in Franklin County, Tennessee.
|• Total||4.80 sq mi (12.44 km2)|
|• Land||4.79 sq mi (12.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||494.47/sq mi (190.90/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1282276|
Peter Decherd came to the area in 1831 from Franklin County, Virginia and set up a plantation. In the 1850s 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.
The Haynes House in Decherd is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Decherd is located at(35.215767, -86.079183).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.21% is water.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||234||9.84%|
|Hispanic or Latino||148||6.22%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,379 people, 1,229 households, and 758 families residing in the city.
Decherd is home to a large automobile engine assembly plant owned by Nissan. The Nissan Powertrain Assembly Plant at Decherd launched in 1997 and now produces 1.4 million engines a year for many Nissan cars, SUV's, and trucks, alongside powertrains for the all-electric Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Powertrain Plant employs over 1,600 employees. In 2014 a second plant on the same property was launched to produce engines for Infiniti and Daimler.
- Benjamin Baker Moeur, governor of Arizona from 1933–1937.
- Ed Murray, speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
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