Decatur

biographical name De·ca·tur \ di-ˈkā-tər \

Definition of Decatur

Stephen 1779–1820 American naval officer

Decatur

geographical name De·ca·tur \ di-ˈkā-tər \

Definition of Decatur

1 city on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama population 55,683
2 city on the Sangamon River in central Illinois population 76,122

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