About Decatur, Alabama
Decatur (dI’[email protected](r)) is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County (with a portion also in Limestone County) in the U.S. state of Alabama. Nicknamed “The River City”, it is located in northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. In 2020, the population was 57.938.
Decatur is the center city of the two-county Decatur Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 156 494 in 2020. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area and the Huntsville Combined Statistical Area create the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Decatur is the second largest city.Source
Morgan County can be found in the north central region of the U.S. State of Alabama. As of the 2020 census the population was 123,421. The county seat is Decatur. The county was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818, from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Turkeytown, and was originally called Cotaco County. It was renamed in 1821 in honor of American Revolutionary War general Daniel Morgan of Virginia. However, alcohol sales are permitted in the cities Decatur, Hartselle and Priceville. Morgan County is included in the Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the North, Northwest and North-Central regions.