Main Street Association |
Main Street Festival
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The Honorable Mr. Jerry Buchanan
Our Council Members
Virginia Rimmer Pratt
Charles "Chuck" James
Our City Recorder:
Scheduled Meeting 2nd Tuesday 7:00 P.M.
Decaturville Tennessee History
of the area grew after Andrew Jackson and John Overton bought this area
from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. Decatur County was formed in 1846,
Samuel McLeod, Samuel Brasher, Balsam Jones and David Funderburk as first
commissioners purchased 25 acres from John McMillian and 10 acres from
Burrell Rushing to provide the site for the town of Decaturville. The
population of Decatur County was about 6,000 at this time and the town
lots sold quickly. New stores sprang up around the square. The first court
met in a log cabin on the west of the square. This building was used only
for a short time until the erection of a two story frame court house,
which burned July 3, 1869, destroying all the records except those in the
Registrar and Clerk and Master’s office.
The Decaturville Tennessee
Main Street Association
In January 1998, the Main Street Association was created by a grant
sponsored by the Community Action Network. The goal of the organization is
to create a positive community image, preserve historic community assets,
attract new businesses, develop visually appealing buildings and
streetscape and increase sales and revenue for the community.
The organization is funded through its membership dues, private donations
and various fundraising events. The annual membership is $10. Regular
meeting date is every other month beginning in January on the 2nd Thursday
at 12:00 noon.
A board of directors governs Main Street Decaturville Association. The
present officers and board members for 2005
Keeton, Janis Wright Boyd, Jean Gage, J. Mark Smith, Melanie
Rouse, Lucille Pratt, Diane Smith, Sarah Camper, Mike Ferguson, Teresa
Blackstock, Don Moore, Keith Conder.
The Main Street Association assisted the city in receiving a grant funded
by Tennessee Department of Transportation and plans are being implemented
to revitalize the downtown area with a decorative sidewalk and lighting.
The Main Street
Festival is held each year on the 3rd weekend in October.
The fun filled event is sponsored Main Street Decaturville Association.
There will be a variety of activities planned for all ages. Parents and
adults can enjoy local and out of town craft and merchant vendors,
sidewalk sales, and auction along with delicious treats including funnel
cakes, chicken on a stick, burgers, and hot dogs. Children may purchase a
bracelet and enjoy party jumpers, games, and be sure to bring your bicycle
and test your skill in the bicycle rodeo. The afternoon will be filled
with local entertainment with a variety of singing, dancing, baton
twirling and just good music along with old fashion “cake walks”. Don’t
forget your lawn chair and come enjoy the day on the Main Street of
For more information call 731-852-2034
Decaturville Schedule of meetings