City of Decatur....Working Together We Can Do Awesome Things!

Decatur is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Its heart lies at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102. At first glance, with a population of 1,699 residents, Decatur may look like a sleepy little town. A closer look will reveal city parks, locally owned businesses, churches, and schools buzzing with activity.

Our town provides most needs of life; however, we are always glad to welcome new businesses  to our community. There is a convenience store, truck stop, a bank, a medical clinic, the public library, restaurants, and numerous churches. Familes can enjoy outings to one of our parks where one can picnic, fish, walk, swim, play disc golf, tennis, basketball, softball, or soccer, or just let the kiddos play on the playground equipment.

Other points of interest include on the first Saturday of every August is the Annual Decatur Barbeque. This is a 60 plus years of tradition that includes a parade, entertainment, chicken dinners, car show, crafts, and much more. Decatur is also home to one of the last standing Kansas City Southern train depots that has been converted to a museum. Close by is a mid-1800s log cabin that preserves some of the history of the area during the Civil War Days.

Whether you are passing through, visiting, or making Decatur your home, with an area of approximately 5 square miles, everyone is a neighbor.

Upcoming Events

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The Decatur United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open on the first and Third Thursdays of each month. All that is needed is valid identification, a utility bill, or piece of mail showing an address in the 72722 zip code area. They also offer a USDA commod...


Free Groceries

Where: Gravette Senior center, 1870 Limekiln Rd, Gravette AR 72736 4th Tuesday of each month. Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank 30 years Member of Feeding America


Pickin' Time on 59

Pickin' Time on 59 is not too far away!!! Put on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab your wallet and let the wheelin' and dealin' begin.  If you live inside the city limits of Decatur, do you have a bunch of clutter that you need to get rid of and want ...

Recent News

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...about Town With Mayor Bob: Water Department Update September 2018

(9/18/2018) For the past 31 years I have been a customer of the Decatur Water system. Most of that time, as an out of city customer when we lived on our broiler farm. Often, on Chicken Drive, we would experience sulfur odor in our water. Our response was to contact the...

...about town with Mayor Bob

(8/31/2018) ...about Town With Mayor Bob August 2018 Today is a very solemn day for the community of Decatur, Arkansas, as we struggle to cope wtih a great loss. William R. Montgomery, born December 23, 1955, and known to all of us as Bill, departed this life on Augu...

...about Town With Mayor Bob

(6/11/2018) The City of Decatur recently made a huge safety improvement on outer Grant Street. Going west on Grant, when you drive into the low water bridge, which is known by the State of Arkansas as Decatur Branch, you have actually entered private property. This dri...