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Our Mayor: The Honorable Mr. Jerry Buchanan

Our Council Members

Betty Blankenship
Virginia Rimmer
Pratt

Alan Hayes

Chad Keeton

Sarah Camper

Charles "Chuck" James



Our City Recorder:  Tara Anglin
Scheduled Meeting 2nd Tuesday 7:00 P.M.

Decaturville Tennessee History

The population 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.

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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

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President: Teresa Taylor
Vice President: Liz Whitsitt
Secretary: Diane Vernon
Treasurer: Doris Smith

Board Members:  Lona 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.

 

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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 Decaturville.

For more information call 731-852-2034 or 731-852-3165

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Decaturville Schedule of meetings and events:

 

 

 

January

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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2nd Thursday 12:00 P.M. Main Street Board Meeting

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Annual Main Street Membership Meeting

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February

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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March

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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2nd Thursday 12:00 P.M. Main Street Board Meeting

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April

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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May

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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2nd Thursday 12:00 P.M. Main Street Board Meeting

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June

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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July

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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2nd Thursday 12:00 P.M. Main Street Board Meeting

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August

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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September

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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2nd Thursday 12:00 P.M. Main Street Board Meeting

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October

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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3rd Saturday Main Street Festival

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November

 

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3rd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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December

 

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1st Sunday 4:00 P.M. Christmas Parade

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2nd Tuesday 7:00 P.M. City Council

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