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. Families can enjoy outings to one of our parks where one can let their children play on the playground equipment, picnic, fish, walk, swim, play disc golf, tennis, basketball, softball, or soccer.  

Other points of interest includes Annual Decatur Barbeque which happens the first Saturday of every August. 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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Pickin' Time on 59 Is Still Happening!


The dates of Pickin' Time on 59 are Thursday September 24, Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26. However, if you are holding a yard/garage sale within the city limits of Decatur AR, you may hold it Thursday September 24, thru Sunday September 27....

Fellowship Full Gospel Church Food Pantry


The Fellowship Full Gospel Church has a food pantry that is open every Saturday from 9am to noon. The church is located at 638 Hwy 59, Decatur, AR 72722. Call 479-212-3292 for further information.

Council Meeting


The council meetings occur every 2nd monday of each month, unless otherwise posted. The meetings start at 6pm and are held in the conference room at City Hall. As a citizen of Decatur you are invited to attend these meetings and check out what is going on...

Recent News

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Summer Reading Program with the Public Library


Special note: Mayor Bob Tharp wants to encourage everyone to sign up and support the Iva Jane Peek Public Library through this program. The library will be opening once again, as soon as possible.

Our "normal lives" have changed all over the world to a...

Census 2020! Don't Forget to Respond


What is the census? The census is a count for every person who lives in the United States and her territories. It paints a statistical portrait of our nation and her communities.

How does your response to the census affect your community? Your response to...

COVID-19 Updated


City of Decatur, Arkansas Actions to prevent COVID-19

Updated March 18, 2020: Effective immediately there will be no meetings held in city buildings in the City of DECATUR of more than 10 until March 29, 2020, per the request of President Donald J. Trump....