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Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Decatur is approximately 9,528 (2000), 9405 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,960 (2000), 4011 (2010).
The amount of land area in Decatur is 10.396 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Decatur is 4.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.023 sq kilometers.
The distance from Decatur to Washington DC is 454 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Decatur is positioned 40.83 degrees north of the equator and 84.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the general Fort Wayne area. Nearby communities include Monroe, Monroeville, Berne, Geneva, Ossian and New Havin all in Indiana and Convoy and Willshire in Ohio.
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History & History Related Items

Decatur was founded in 1836 by Samuel Rugg. It was named for Stephen Decatur, an American naval hero.

Here is a history page for Decatur.
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Callithumpian Week is an annual event here, held in October. Thre is a parade and numerous activities and events.
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Decatur City Government

Decatur City Clerk
225 W Monroe St
Decatur, IN 46733-1606
Phone: 260-724-4307

Decatur Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
125 E Monroe St
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-724-2604

Decatur Community News

Looking for my Ancestors
My wife would like to learn about her ancestry . Her maiden name is Anita Jason Johnson. Her late father, Pedro Espinosa Johnson, was born in 1901. His father was George Washington Johnson who went to the Philippines as a member of the American forces sent to occupy th far as family knows, her grandfather, George, was born in Decatur, Indiana.
Would appreciate any word or information her relatives. We are now residing in South San Francisco,California. and her brother in Hawaii.
Thank you,
jun and nitz

Decatur Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
125 E Monroe St
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-724-2604

Decatur Libraries

Decatur Public Library
128 S 3rd St
Decatur, IN 46733-1676
Phone: 260-724-2605

Decatur Schools

North Adams Community Schools
625 Stadium Dr
P.O. Box 670
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-724-7146
Fax: 260-724-4777
Serving the Decatur area Decatur


Decatur is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does NOT participate in Daylight Savings Time.

The population of Decatur was:
1990 - 8,644
2000 - 9,528

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