New to Decatur

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Welcome to Decatur PDF available on the Downloads Page, About Decatur section.

Decatur was founded in 1836 along the high banks of the St. Marys River and was named for American naval hero Stephen Decatur. The city was incorporated in 1853 and became the county seat of Adams County. The 2010 census places the population of Decatur at 9,405 and Adams County at 34,387. If you're new to Decatur, welcome! Below are phone numbers to our local police, hospital, school district and utilities. Feel free to stop by the Chamber office to pick up a Decatur Area Map.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 911
Police 260-724-3123
Hospital 260-724-2145
North Adams Schools 260-724-7146
Decatur Daily Democrat 260-724-2121
City Utilities (water& sewer) 260-724-7171
Indiana Michigan Power 800-311-4634
NIPSCO (gas) 800-422-6199
CenturyLink (phone) 800-257-3212
Mediacom (cable) 800-874-2924
Adams Public Library System 260-724-2605

The North Adams Community Schools

Serving Decatur and Northern Adams County the North Adams Community School system includes:

• Bellmont Schools housing grades K-12  at 1200 North Adams Drive
• ACCES Alternative High School at 829 East Monroe Street

Medical Services

Adams Memorial Hospital opened a new facility in 2005. The new hospital offers a host of medical services that are available on a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week. Services include a state of the art, physician staffed, emergency department and StatCare after hours non-emergency medical services.

Adams Health Network also owns and operates Woodcrest Retirement Community, Evergreen Court Assisted Living Apartments and the Village of Heritage Nursing Facility in Monroeville. Woodcrest offers care ranging from independent living to intermediate nursing care.