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Decatur, Tennessee

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The location of Decatur

Welcome to Decatur ...

The town of Decatur is located in Meigs County and is the County Seat for Meigs County.

The location of Decatur has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Decatur refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Decaturian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Decatur has a population of 1,647 people<3> (see below for details).

Decatur is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Decatur (for example, toward Sopha), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Decatur: (423)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Decatur had a population of 1,598 people (or 13.6% of the total population of Meigs County). This makes Decatur the county's most populous community.

The population of Decatur represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,598 people, the population of Decatur increased 14.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,395 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Decatur had an population of 1,647 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.06% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Decatur.

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, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Decatur. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Decatur. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

Communities near Decatur ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Athens   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Decatur

Located in McMinn County

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Decatur

Located in Rhea County

Sweetwater   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Decatur

Located in Monroe County

Etowah   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Decatur

Located in McMinn County

Lakewood   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Decatur

Located in Hamilton County

Spring City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Decatur

Located in Rhea County

Surprise   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Decatur

Graysville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Decatur

Located in Rhea County

Englewood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Decatur

Located in McMinn County

Lakewood Village   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Decatur

Located in Rhea County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Decatur.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Meigs County

About Tennessee

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 State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 town'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Decatur.
<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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Decatur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5246, Longitude: -84.7919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Decatur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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