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Decatur Town

Meigs County, Tennessee

Photo: Buchanan House, ca. 1880, Vernon Street, Decatur, TN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2014 [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.

Decatur Town Photo

Decatur Town Hall is located at 116 North Main Street, Decatur, TN 37322.
Phone: 423‑334‑5716.


The Town of Decatur was founded in 1836 as county seat the same year that Meigs County was established. The town is named for Stephen Decatur [1779-1820], a naval officer, son of Revolutionary War Commodore Stephen Decatur, Sr.