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Welcome to Decatur ...

Decatur is located in Mifflin County<1>.

The location of Decatur has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Decatur refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Decaturian<3>

Decatur is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Decatur lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Decatur: (717)

Communities Also Named Decatur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Decatur - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Decatur.

Communities near Decatur ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Decatur.

  • Lewistown [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Mifflin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,125 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<6>
  • Burnham [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnham
    • Burnham [Mifflin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnham<6>
  • Centre Hall [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Hall
    • Centre Hall [Centre County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,228 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre Hall<6>
  • Beavertown [Snyder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
    • Beavertown [Snyder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beavertown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McClure [Snyder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure
      • McClure [Snyder County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<6>
    • Mifflintown [Juniata County]
    • Port Royal [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Juniata County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<6>
    • Millheim [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millheim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millheim
      • Millheim [Centre County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millheim<6>
    • Millerstown [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerstown
      • Millerstown [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millerstown<6>
    • Thompsontown [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsontown
      • Thompsontown [Juniata County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsontown<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Decatur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Decatur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Decatur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Decatur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Decatur. See our Newspapers Page for Decatur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...

Looking for more information about Decatur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Decatur, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Mifflin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Decatur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mifflin County: www.co.mifflin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Mifflin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Decatur refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Decatur may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Decatur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6942, Longitude: -77.4539       In this case, the coordinates for Decatur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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