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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Decatur is approximately 1,248 (1990), 1841 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 423 (1990), 591 (2010).
The amount of land area in Decatur is 2.68 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Decatur to Washington DC is 834 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Decatur is positioned 32.43 degrees north of the equator and 89.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Decatur Historical Events

2003 April 21
50th Wedding Anniversary
Rev. Howard Theodore Smith (Lorman, MS) and Mrs. Ruby "Etoye" Etaw Nichols Smith (Decatur & Meridian, MS) celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in East Chicago, IN. Their nine daughters who live in East Chicago, Indianapolis, and Muncie, IN; Louisville, KY; Dallas, TX, Sierra Vista, AZ, and Bosnia - extended an open invitation to anyone who remembers "Etoye" (or has met her husband and children) to drop a line of congratulations to their parents.

Rev. & Sis. Smith have lived in East Chicago since their marriage in Meridian on June 7, 1953. Rev. Smith attended Alcorn prior to serving in the Army. He pastors the New Starlight Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, IN. Sis. Smith worked in a variety of capacities including child care and nursing home activities. Growing up in Decatur, she attended Midway Baptist Church. In Meridian she attended New Hope Baptist Church and graduated from the former T.J. Harris Sr. High School.

Any messages received were shared during the celebration. Feel free to contact them through their daughter, Marcia Smith-Woodard at or P.O. Box 532304 Indianapolis, IN 46253.

Decatur Schools

East Central Junior College
Broad St
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601-635-2111

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