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 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 w...

The Iva Jane Peek Public Library hosts a Senior Bingo on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise posted. It starts at 10:30 am and ends around noon. Prizes are given to all winners, and no one walks away without winning. Snacks and coffee are pro...

Recent News

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...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...

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 t...