Decatur is a city in Limestone County, Alabama, though some parts of the city spill over into Morgan County. It is known as the “River City,” and the city is located along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city in and the county seat of Morgan County and its current population sits at over 55,000. Decatur is the principal city of the Decatur Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of over 150,000. Decatur and its surrounding metro area sits close to Huntsville and its metro area; the two combined are known as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of over 679,000 residents.
It was founded in the early 1800’s and, due mainly to its location on the Tennessee River, grew into a major economic center of the Tennessee Valley. Decatur became a minor yet strategic area during the American Civil War, due to its location along the river, and after the war Decatur turned into a major rest area and hub for travelers and cargo during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the city’s economy has shifted away from agriculture and river shipping and more manufacturing and high-tech industries.
During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 89 degrees during the day, with overnight lows often dropping down to around 64 degrees. During the winter months temperatures hit around 50 degrees during the day, with lows often dropping down to around 38 degrees overnight. During the summer high temperatures in the 90’s and even triple digits are not unheard of, and the record high in the summer is currently 108 degrees. Conversely, the record low in the winter is just 31 degrees, indicating the lack of snow and the relatively nice weather just about year-round in Decatur.
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