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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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W232BX (WEKI) 94.3 FM Decatur, AL Talk
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WWTM 1400 AM Decatur, AL Sports
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Diversity Styling Salon -
1902 Central Parkway Southwest - Decatur, AL 35601 (256) 308-0034
Mahogany Beauty Supply -
1209 Danville Road Southwest Suite F - Decatur, AL 35601 (256) 355-3310
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Emmitt Goode Jr Tax Service - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 2016 Rutledge St SW, Decatur, AL 35601-3612 (256) 353-0379
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
J R Jack Dine In & Soul Food -
1209 Danville Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35601-3853 (256) 686-1416
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