Decatur, Alabama

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Decatur, Alabama
City of Decatur
From the north side of the Tennessee River
From the north side of the Tennessee River
Nicknames: 
The River City, Chicago of the South, The Heart of the Valley
Motto(s): 
"The City of Opportunity"
Location of Decatur in Limestone County and Morgan County, Alabama.
Location of Decatur in Limestone County and Morgan County, Alabama.
Decatur, Alabama is located in Alabama
Decatur, Alabama
Decatur, Alabama
Location in Alabama in the United States
Decatur, Alabama is located in the United States
Decatur, Alabama
Decatur, Alabama
Decatur, Alabama (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°36′21″N 86°59′00″W / 34.60583°N 86.98333°W / 34.60583; -86.98333
Country United States
State Alabama
CountiesMorgan, Limestone
Founded1820[1]
IncorporationDecember 8, 1826[1]
Government
 • TypeMayoral-Council
 • MayorTab Bowling
Area
 • City60.86 sq mi (157.63 km2)
 • Land54.36 sq mi (140.79 km2)
 • Water6.50 sq mi (16.84 km2)
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City57,938
 • Density1,065.86/sq mi (411.53/km2)
 • Metro
153,374 (US: 263rd)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35600-35699
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-20104
GNIS feature ID117185[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Decatur is a city and county seat of Morgan County, Alabama. It has a population of about 56,000 people. Decatur has an area of about 60 miles and sits at a height of about 561 feet.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Act 93. "AN ACT to incorporate the town of Decatur, in Morgan county." Acts Passed at the Eighth Annual Session of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. 1826. Printed by Grantland & Robinson, State Printers. Pages 88-89.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  3. "Decatur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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