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 City of Decatur Arkansas has a new way for you to contact us. We have a Facebook page to help stay up with events and current happenings in your community. Click HERE to check it out and give us a like.

The Fellowship Full Gospel Church of Decatur is holding a hat and glove giveaway at the Decatur Train Depot. Hats and gloves are available for men, women, teens, and children. The only thing required to participate is just show up at the Decatur Train Depot...

City Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 22, 2018 and November 23, 2018. We will resume our normal office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, November 26, 2018. For the Thanksgiving Holiday trash will be picked up on Friday, Nove...

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...