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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Fellowship Full Gospel Church Food Pantry

1/25/2020

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.

Free Groceries

1/28/2020

Where: Gravette Senior center, 1870 Limekiln Rd, Gravette AR 72736

4th Tuesday of each month.

Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank 30 years Member of Feeding America

Chamber of Commerce

2/3/2020

Do you like to help with community events such as the Christmas Parade and the annual BBQ? Are you creative and would like to use your creativity for community events? Do you like to do fundraisers? Are you a business owner? Are you a citizen of the...

Recent News

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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)...

Simmons

11/1/2019

For an article on the transition from the old plant of Simmons to the new plant of Simmons, please Click Here

Congratulations Simmons on your new plant! We wish you the best and look forward to see what growth transpires in the future.

The City of...

...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...