Place:Decatur, Adams, Indiana, United States

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NameDecatur
TypeCity
Coordinates40.829°N 84.929°W
Located inAdams, Indiana, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Mount Tabor Cemetery
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Decatur is a city in Root and Washington townships, Adams County, Indiana, United States. The city, which serves as the county seat of Adams County, takes its name after the prominent war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr., one of the captains of the original six frigates of the US navy. When Indiana claimed official statehood in 1816, Decatur's name was as well known and revered as any star or celebrity today, thus when the town of Decatur was founded in 1836 it took its name in honor of the war hero. Decatur is home to Adams Memorial Hospital, which was designated as one of the "Top 100" Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. The population of Decatur was 9,405 at the 2010 census.

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