Decatur, Alabama

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Decatur

City

City of Decatur

From the north side of the Tennessee River

Nickname(s): The River City, Chicago of the South, The Heart of the Valley

Motto: “A Grand City on a Charming Scale”

Location in Morgan County and the state of Alabama

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Location in Alabama in the United States

Coordinates: 34°34′51″N 86°59′0″W / 34.58083°N 86.98333°W / 34.58083; -86.98333

Country
 United States

State
 Alabama

Counties
Morgan, Limestone

Founded
1820[1]

Incorporation
December 8, 1827[1]

Government

 • Type
Mayoral-Council

 • Mayor
Tab Bowling

Area

 • City
64.9 sq mi (155.1 km2)

 • Land
58.4 sq mi (143.3 km2)

 • Water
6.5 sq mi (16.8 km2)

Elevation
561 ft (171 m)

Population (2013)[2]

 • City
55,816 (US: 653th)

 • Density
857.98/sq mi (388.58/km2)

 • Metro
153,374 (US: 263rd)

Time zone
Central (CST) (UTC-6)

 • Summer (DST)
CDT (UTC-5)

ZIP code
35600-35699

Area code(s)
256

FIPS code
01-20104

GNIS feature ID
0117185

Website
www.decaturalabamausa.com

Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, affectionately known as “The River City”, is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat o
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