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A Taste of Decatur, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DECATUR?
  1. Decatur is a city in Limestone and Morgan Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. The city, known as "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake. The estimated population in 2006 was 55,778.

  2. Decatur was a very important point in North Alabama during its earliest days. Decatur was the eastern terminus of the Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad (in the late 1820s and early 1830s), the first railway built west of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1850 the Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad was incorporated into the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.

  3. Decatur has grown to be the busiest river port on the Tennessee River. The Port of Decatur sees large amounts of barge traffic from up and down the Tennessee River, which has led to twenty Fortune 500 companies opening plants in the city.

  4. Tourism is a major part of Decatur's economy. Hundreds of thousands of people from in and out of town, and from many other countries and territories, attend some of the premier festivals in the South. Riverfest is a celebration sponsored by the Decatur Jaycees. Set at Ingalls Harbor, along the beautiful Tennessee River, barbecuers come from all over the country to try their luck at beating Big Bob Gibson's Barbecue, the seven-time world champion winner.

  5. Decatur experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and a generally mild winter. Temperatures range from 89 F in the summer to 49.0 F during winter. The city rarely experiences tornadoes during the spring and fall. But, significant severe weather does occur from time to time in the active seasons. Winters usually do not produce much snow; a large amount of snow is rare within the city limits.

Radio Stations:
WJOU 90.1 FM Huntsville, AL Gospel Music
WJAB 90.9 FM Huntsville, AL A&M University Jazz
WYTK 93.9 FM Rogersville, AL Sports
WHRP 94.1 FM Gurley, AL Urban Contemporary
W232BX (WEKI) 94.3 FM Decatur, AL Talk
W238AD (WEUZ) 95.5 FM Trinity, AL Urban Contemporary
WZZN 97.7 FM Union Grove, AL Sports
WQRV 100.3 FM Meridianville, AL Classic Hits
WWFA 102.7 FM Saint Florian, AL Top-40
WEUP 103.1 FM Moulton, AL Hip Hop
WHWT 103.5 FM New Hope, AL Hip Hop
WZYP 104.3 FM Athens, AL Top-40
W287AD (WKZD) (CP) 104.9 FM Priceville, AL Oldies
W287AD (WKZD) 105.3 FM Priceville, AL Oldies
WEUV 1190 AM Moulton, AL Gospel Music
WWTM 1400 AM Decatur, AL Sports
WMCJ 1460 AM Cullman, AL Gospel Music
WEKI 1490 AM Decatur, AL Talk
WLOR 1550 AM Huntsville, AL Oldies

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Demographics of Decatur, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.50%

19.56%

0.58%

0.70%

5.64%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Decatur, Alabama

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Businesses in Decatur, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Diversity Styling Salon - 1902 Central Parkway Southwest - Decatur, AL 35601 (256) 308-0034

  2. Mahogany Beauty Supply - 1209 Danville Road Southwest Suite F - Decatur, AL 35601 (256) 355-3310

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Emmitt Goode Jr Tax Service -  Category: Legal & Financial Services -   2016 Rutledge St SW, Decatur, AL 35601-3612 (256) 353-0379

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. J R Jack Dine In & Soul Food - 1209 Danville Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35601-3853 (256) 686-1416

  2. Minnie Lee's Soul Food Cafe - 324 2nd Avenue Southeast, Decatur, AL 35601-2320 (256) 353-0040

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Learn about the history, culture, recreation and attractions that Decatur has to offer. The city is also home to the world famous Big Bob Gibson BBQ.

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CHURCHES



  1. First Decatur AME Zion Church - 106 11th Avenue Northwest, Decatur, AL 35601-2010

  2. Refreshing Church Of God In Christ - 3322 River Road, Decatur, AL 30034 (404) 243-9516

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Blue Fox Lounge - 3832 Highway 31 S, Decatur, AL (256) 309-0161 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Concerts by the River - Rhodes Ferry Park (May) Free Event

    Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River. For more info, call (256) 341-4818


  2. Exhibit of Decatur's Famous Civil Rights Case: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys - Event Location: Morgan County Archives, 624 Bank Street NE - (Oct)

    The Morgan County Archives presents an exhibit of exclusive photographs and artifacts from the notorious Scottsboro Boys' Trials (1931-1937) that were held in Decatur at the Morgan County Courthouse.


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