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Decatur Life

Decatur, Alabama, is a medium-sized city nestled in the beautiful Tennessee River Valley of North-Central Alabama with an approximate population of 56,000. The city was incorporated by the Alabama Legislature in 1826 and quickly experienced major economic growth as a result of being the eastern terminus of the first railroad line west of the Appalachian Mountains.

Today, Decatur remains a commerce hub; with several of the nation's industrial giants operating manufacturing plants in the area that still heavily utilize the two major outlets for industry - the Tennessee River and the railroad.

The residents of Alabama are drawn to the area due to its proximity to several major southeastern cities, high quality of living, southern charm, and abundant recreational opportunities.

Decatur sits on the banks of Wheeler Lake, the largest lake in North Alabama with 67,100 acres of water. The lake stretches approximately 60 miles between Guntersville and Wheeler Dams and allows you to choose your spot for prime fishing, boating or water skiing. Point Mallard Park, home of the nation's first wave pool, also provides numerous recreational activities.

Decatur – Morgan County Alabama

Decatur Chamber of Commerce


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