Indicator (English) Decatur) is a city belonging to Dicarb County, located in the northwestern part of Georgia, the United States of America, and is the district office location of the county. The population in the 2010 census was 19,335. Since many postal codes in the unincorporated area of Decarb County use the address Decatur, it is sometimes considered a larger city. The city of Atlanta is located in the suburbs of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Public transportation can use three stations on the MARTA line in Atlanta. The official motto of Decatur City is "Home, School and City of Chapel." The motto was "Home, School and Church City" until 2000.
Old Decab County Building in Decatur City
Location of Decarb County (right) and Decarby City in Georgia
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The name of Decatur City is pronounced "dee-kay-tur" or "deh-ka-tour".
In 1822, Decatur was established at the intersection of two Indian roads. The Sandtown, which led east from the Chatter Fuchy River to Jutui Creek, and Charoford, which led the current Claremont Road, were crossing near Roswell. The town name was taken from the hero of the United States Navy, Stephen Decatter, and the early roads were logically named, but they were soon renamed in a different way.
|"||The Charloford Road, which leads to the shallows of Sharrow, was renamed Claremont Avenue since it neither goes to a place called Claremont, nor goes past it. The Cobington Road is now Shikamoa Street, and it is probably connected to Cobington but is named because there is no place called Shikamoa. The Nelson's Ferry Road was taken from a local family that was carrying a ferry that crossed the Chattafuchy River at the end of the road, and was named Poncede Leon after a well known family and later became a castro in Havana, Cuba.||"|
In the 1830s, the Western and Atlantic Railway tried to make Decatur the southernmost station on the line. Decatur disliked the noise, air pollution and growth of such terminal stations and rejected the proposal. The railway company built a new town to the west-southwest of Decatur as the terminal station. That became Atlanta City.
During the American Civil War, General William Sherman of the Northern Army's Campaign for Atlanta made Decatur a strategic place. In July 1864, Shogun James MacPherson of the Northern Army occupied Decatur and cut off the supply line of the Southern Army from Augusta. In the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, a cavalry led by Major General Joseph Wheeler of the Southern Army attacked the transport troops of Macpherson, and the Northern Army was left behind to defend the carts. The sign in the County Hall of Decatur City indicates the place of this skirmish.
In the latter half of the 20th century, the Great Atlanta Metropolitan Area spread to the unincorporated area of Dicarb County, and the area surrounded two of the corporate decatters. White people of the wealthy and middle class are now moving from the area to a further suburb. In the 1960s and 1970s, asset prices fell sharply. Recently, however, the long-term project to redevelop the city's downtown area has turned out to be a trendy, small-and-multi-purpose area that can easily be moved back and forth to the downtown of Atlanta, and the area has recovered its economic vitality. Over the past 20 years, despite being close to Atlanta, it has won local and national reputation for its high level of civic involvement in the progressive cities that leave a sense of small cities.
Decatur City is located at latitude 33 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds north and longitude 84 degrees 17 minutes 52 seconds west and latitude 33.77139 degrees north and longitude 84.29778 degrees west/ 33.77139 degrees west;(33.771355, -84.297732).
According to the Census Bureau of the United States of America, the entire area of the city is 4.2 square miles (11 km2), all land
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The following is demographic data from the 2010 census.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
The level of education is higher than the average of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Fifty-six percent of the residents have more education than a bachelor's degree, and 27% have more than a master's degree.
elementary secondary education
The Decatur City School District is in charge of public education from kindergarten to 12 years in the city, and there are four elementary schools, four fourth and fifth grade schools, one middle school and one high school.
The Dicarbu County School District has jurisdiction over the unincorporated area of the county surrounding Decatur City, and operates the William Bradley Bryant Center near the city.
higher education institution
- Agnes Scott College
- Columbia Theological Seminary
- Emory University, northwest of the city, unincorporated
- Georgia Perimeter College
The Dicarb County Public Library runs the Decatur branch.
The city of Decatur employs a Municipal Government of the Commission and Manager system. Five members of the City Government Committee will be elected in half every four years and two years. The two will be elected from the southern part of the city, the two from the northern part of the city, and the other will be elected from the whole city. A meeting to organize the city is held every January, and the mayor and the deputy mayor are chosen by mutual vote. The term of office is one year. The mayor is not a post to be elected in another election.
The Municipal Government Commission will designate a city manager to be an expert, to carry out policies and instructions, and to manage the matter daily. There is also a committee consisting of citizens appointed by the City Government Committee, such as the Planning Committee, the Division Committee, and the History Preservation Committee.
The Georgia Ministry of Juvenile Justice has its headquarters in Avondale Estate, near Decatur. Georgia's Bureau of Investigation has its headquarters in an unincorporated area near Decatur.
The United States Post Office operates the city's Decatur Post Office.
district and historic district
- Adair Park
- South Scandler Street = Agnes Scott College Historic Center
- Chelsea Heights
- Claremont-Gray Lakes & Claremont Historic Center
- Claremont Gateway Association
- Decatur Heights
- College Heights
- Central District of Decatur
- Evergreen Forest
- Glenwood Estate
- Lennox Place
- MAK Historic Center
- Midway Woods
- Ponce de Leon Heights
- Historic Center of Ponce de León
- Ridgeland Park
- Simoa Street
- West Chester Hills
- Winona Park Historic Center
The center of Decatur and the residential area are filled with historical buildings and are full of attractions. The list below is mainly designated as a National Register of Historic Places of the United States, but most of them are owned by the private sector and can only be seen in appearance.
- The South Scandler Street, Agnes Scott College Historic Center, College Avenue East 141, is situated in the east Winona Park Historic Center and the west MAK Historical Center.
- Claremont Historic Center North of Decatur
- Columbia Theological Seminary, Columbia Drive 701, street trees, and the campus of brick and limestone is located in the History Area of Winona Park
- Cola Beck School Building and House, Hiller Place 213, National Register of Historic Places
- the Decatur Cemetery, 229th Bell Street, the northeast of Decatur Square built in the early 19th century
- The Decatur Station, Howard Street Higashi 301, converted into a restaurant called Kinball House
- Built with a small museum of history in the old Dicarb County Hall, Court Square East 101, Decatur Square
- a 19th century building in the Fraser Residence, the corner of Church and Bell Street, and the entrance to the Decatur Cemetery
- the oldest school in the city
- Built before the Civil War, it is considered the oldest two-story building in the city, at the corner of High House, Candler-dori Street, North and Shikamoa-dori Street, and at the front of the Civil War
- Historic complex of houses, Trinity Places West 716 and 720, and three houses before the Civil War that were moved to Adair Park
- There is a historic Oakhurst, the southwestern part of the city, a town annexed in the early 20th century, and its own business district surrounded by Bungalow
- MAK Historical District, McDonough Street and Adams Street, the city's first historic district surrounded by King's Highway, the American Kraft Man style house in the early 20th century, used to film Hollywood movies
- The Methodist Chapel, the Commerce Avenue and the Siamoa Street, the granite chapel along the historic Siamoa Street, and the First Methodist Church
- The former Scottish Light Hospital, the 321 West of Hill Street (Oakhurst District), and the historic Schliner's hospitals were reused, and the restaurants and galleries were included
- Pythagoras Masonic Lodge, Poncedeleon Avenue East 108, constructed in 1924 in the design of the architect William Seward
- Poncede Leon Court Historic Center, A row of bungalows and palm tree streets, east of Decatur Square
- the largest historic residential area in the city
- Old Post Office, Trinity Place 141, Marble-Covered Federal Building, National Register of Historic Places
- In the historic district of Winona Park, the southeast of the city, and in the residential area, there is the National Register of Historic Places and the Columbia School
- Woodlands Garden, Scott Boulevard 932, 7 acres 1 (28,000 m2) wide, covered with indigenous trees and open to the public
Decatur City has concluded three sister cities designated by the sister city International.
- Burkina Faso, Bouse
- Burkina Faso and Wahiguya
- Peru, Trujillo
- ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey, (2007-10-25)http://geonames.usgs.gov January 31, 2008.
- ^ Find a County, National Association of Countieshttp://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx June 7, 2011.
- ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Decatur city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. On October 28, 2011, browse.
- ^ City of Decatur Website
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- ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". On August 20, 2013, it was read.
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- ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
- ^ "Schools and Centers Archived September 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine..." DeKalb County School District. Retrieved on September 18, 2012. "2652 Lawrenceville Highway Decatur, GA 30033"
- ^ Agnes Scott College, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
- ^ Columbia Theological Seminary, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
- ^ Emory University, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
- ^ Georgia Perimeter College, Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- ^ "Library Locations & Hours." DeKalb County Public Library. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
- ^ "Contact." Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on August 8, 2010.
- ^ "Official Zoning Map." City of Avondale Estates. Retrieved on August 8, 2010.
- ^ "Directions." Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved on March 4, 2014. "The GBI Headquarters is located at: 3121 Panthersville Road Decatur GA, 30034"
- ^ "Post Office Location - DECATUR Archived July 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine..." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on August 8, 2010.
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- official website