Neighborhood Info This map shows street art, murals, and graffiti in Decatur and surrounding areas. The Decatur Area map covers a swath of land between Inman Park and I-285. Sitting right in the middle of this area is the town of Decatur. Founded at the intersection of two Native American trails: the Sandtown and the Shallowford, Decatur was named after US Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur.
During the Civil War’s battle of Atlanta. Decatur was occupied by Union Major-General James McPherson to cut off Confederate supply lines. During the 1960’s and 1970’s the town of Decatur suffered the same decline as many other in-town neighborhoods. Due to successfully implemented downtown development plans, Decatur is now a thriving trendy upscale culinary and artistic hub that maintains its walkable small town feel despite being a short train ride from Downtown Atlanta. Decatur’s collection of street art is an extra bonus.
The town of Decatur hosts a number of annual festivals including the Decatur Arts Festival, Summer In The City, Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival, the Decatur Book Festival, the Decatur Maker’s Faire. Murals in the Decatur area are mostly near DeKalb Ave. This DeKalb Ave corridor of street art stretches all the way from the Inman Park border through the town of Decatur.