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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Decorated Home Contest

12/9/2019

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their Decorated Home Contest. Please be sure to have your lights turned on during these nights for the judging. The judging will be done by the Historical Commission and final judging will be done on December 12, 2019.

First Baptist Church of Decatur Food Pantry

12/11/2019

The First Baptist Church of Decatur holds a Food Pantry every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact Pastor Justin White at 479-282-6658.

Kansas City Southern Holiday Express

12/13/2019

The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express will be in Decatur on December 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm. This is a sight to behold if you have not ever seen it. You will want to bring your whole family and come tour this holiday treasure!!!

Recent News

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Simmons

11/1/2019

For an article on the transition from the old plant of Simmons to the new plant of Simmons, please Click Here

Congratulations Simmons on your new plant! We wish you the best and look forward to see what growth transpires in the future.

The City of...

...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...

...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...