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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Decatur Highschool Volleyball

10/18/2019

Decatur is playing Gentry on October 18, 2019~there. The game starts at TBA. GO DOGS GO!!!! Varsity/Jr. Varsity and A/B Teams are playing.

Decatur Varsity Football Will be at Trinity

10/18/2019

The Decatur Bulldogs will be playing Trinity there at 7 pm. GO DOGS GO!!!!!

Fellowship Full Gospel Church Food Pantry

10/19/2019

The Fellowship Full Gospel has their regular food pantry open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. If you need help, come by and see them. They are located at 638 N. Hwy 59, Decatur, AR 72722.

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...

...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...

The City of Decatur Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!

8/31/2017

We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs. Check back often, as we will be adding information every day. Subscribe and receive news and alerts via email and text. Let us know what you...