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Southbound Lane on 102 West - June 02, 2020

The southbound lane on 102 West in Decatur, AR is now open until further notice. Thank you. [more...]

Drive Safe-Utility Repair on 102 West - June 02, 2020

There is a water leak repair that is in progress on June 2, 2020 at the junction of Highways 59 a... [more...]

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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.

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67th Decatur AR BBQ Cancelled Due to Changing Events

5/21/2020

It is with great sadness that the Chamber of Commerce is announcing the cancellation of this year's 67th BBQ festival. Due to the current circumstances of the global pandemic we feel that this decision is the best option for the protection and safety of...

Council Meeting

6/8/2020

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...

First Baptist Church of Decatur Food Pantry

6/10/2020

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.

Recent News

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Census 2020! Don't Forget to Respond

4/16/2020

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

3/16/2020

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....

McClelland Designs State's First Membrane Bioreactor System

12/31/2019

     McClelland Consulting Engineers and the City of Decatur this February completed a $9 million wastewater treatment plant expansion that included a process conversion from a sequencing batch reactor to Arkansas' first membrane bioreactor (MBR)...