Why are there two historic districts in Decatur?

Albany and Old Decatur were originally two separate cities begun at different times. Each neighborhood is connected to its own business district: Bank Street, which extends from the Old State Bank, one of Decatur's four antebellum buildings, was part of Decatur, while Second Avenue, home to the Princess Theatre, belonged to Albany.


Albany is one of the two historic districts of Decatur, Alabama, situated very near the Tennessee River and home to a wonderful collection of late 19th and early 20th Century homes, ranging from Queen Anne Victorians to Craftsman Bungalows. Our neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you're an out-of-town visitor, a history buff, or thinking of moving to Decatur, we're glad you've come to our website to find out more about Albany!

A Tulip tree in bloom in Albany. One of Albany's Victorian cottages. Trees in Delano Park. A Craftsman bungalow. A planter in the Delano Park Rose Garden. Westminster Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street.
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Visit us for a day...

Take an afternoon to explore our neighborhood! Find out more about tours of Albany, and read about the architectural styles you'll find as you walk around. And don't forget to visit our local merchants and restaurants!

...or stay for a lifetime

Do you already live here? Be involved in Albany! The Historic Decatur Association is the governing organization for both Albany and Old Decatur neighborhoods. You are welcome to come to the HDA meetings. We would love for you to served on a committee. Get in touch with the Historic Decatur Association to find out more about volunteering. If you're thinking about moving to Albany, find out more about what's here! Check us out on YouTube.