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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Decatur, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Decatur and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Decatur:
    • 33.774768, -84.296552
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Decatur
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Decatur ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Decatur.

Within Georgia, the name Decatur is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Decatur is located in Morgan County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Decatur.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Decatur is located in Benton County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Decatur.
    • Colorado
      • Summit County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Summit County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Decatur.
    • Illinois
      • Macon County
      • This Decatur is located in Macon County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Decatur.
    • Indiana
      • Adams County
      • This Decatur is located in Adams County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the north of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Decatur.
    • Iowa
      • Decatur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Decatur [Decatur County].
    • Kansas
      • Decatur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Decatur [Decatur County].
    • Kentucky
      • Russell County
      • This Decatur is located in Russell County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the north of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Decatur.
    • Michigan
      • Van Buren County
      • This Decatur is located in Van Buren County and lies 582 miles [936.6 km]<1> to the north of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Decatur.
    • Mississippi
      • Newton County
      • This Decatur is located in Newton County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Decatur.
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This Decatur is located in Cape Girardeau County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Decatur.
      • Cole County
      • This Decatur is located in Cole County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km] to the northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cole County community of Decatur.
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This Decatur is located in Burt County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Decatur.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Decatur is located in Otsego County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Decatur.
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This Decatur is located in Brown County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the north of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Decatur.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mifflin County
      • This Decatur is located in Mifflin County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Decatur.
    • Tennessee
      • Meigs County
      • This Decatur is located in Meigs County and lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Decatur.
    • Texas
      • Wise County
      • This Decatur is located in Wise County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<1> to the west of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Decatur.
    • Virginia
      • Rockbridge County
      • This Decatur is located in Rockbridge County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Decatur that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockbridge County community of Decatur.
      • Stafford County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Decatur [Stafford County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Decatur ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cabbage Town [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabbage Town
    • Cabbage Town [Fulton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabbage Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabbage Town
  • Comfort Hill [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort Hill
    • Comfort Hill [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comfort Hill
  • Constitution [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constitution
    • Constitution [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constitution have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constitution
  • Copen Hill [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copen Hill
    • Copen Hill [Fulton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copen Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copen Hill
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    • Edwardsville [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Fulton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Five Points [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Forest Ridge [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Ridge
      • Forest Ridge [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Ridge
    • Glen Haven [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
      • Glen Haven [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven
    • Hunters Glen [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Glen
      • Hunters Glen [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Glen
    • Kings Ridge [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Ridge
      • Kings Ridge [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Ridge
    • Leisure Woods [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Woods
      • Leisure Woods [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Woods
    • Mechanicsville [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Moonlight Forest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moonlight Forest
      • Moonlight Forest [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moonlight Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moonlight Forest
    • Oak Grove [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Panthersville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panthersville
      • Panthersville [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panthersville
    • Peachtree Park [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree Park
      • Peachtree Park [Fulton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peoplestown [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoplestown
      • Peoplestown [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoplestown
    • Roseland [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Skyline Forest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Forest
      • Skyline Forest [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Forest
    • Slabtown [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Fulton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snake Nation [Fulton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake Nation
      • Snake Nation [Fulton County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake Nation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summerhill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
      • Summerhill [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
    • Vine City [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vine City
      • Vine City [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vine City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vine City
    • Virginia Highlands [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Highlands
      • Virginia Highlands [Fulton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Highlands

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Decatur. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Born: Henry Louis Aaron
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (AL) on February 5, 1934 (a Monday) and died in Atlanta (GA) on January 22, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Decatur.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<5>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (GA) on January 31, 1896 (a Friday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on July 25, 1952 (a Friday) at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Decatur.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<5>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
    • James 'Kokomo' Arnold     (Musician)
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (GA) on February 27, 1878 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on November 28, 1985 (a Thursday) at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Decatur.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<5>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Lewis Fitzgerald Bush
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (GA) on December 2, 1969 (a Tueday) and died in Tucson (AZ) on December 8, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Decatur.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<5>
    • Robert J. 'Bobby' Cargo     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1892/10/06:1892/10/07)
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Born: Delectus Clark
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (AR) on November 7, 1938 (a Monday) and died in Smyrna (GA) on December 7, 1990 (a Friday) at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Decatur.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<5>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)

How Far From Decatur to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Decatur to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Decatur and extending to:

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    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies just to the west southwest (WSW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Decatur to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,136 miles [11,484.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Decatur: www.decatur-ga.com/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DecaturOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7748, Longitude: -84.2966    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Decatur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Decatur could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Decatur to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.201 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.62 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.245 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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