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illinois city

Decatur (pop. 117,206), city in central Illinois located on the Sangamon River and named after the U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur. A principal railroad junction, Decatur is the trading center for the region's farm products and livestock. It was the city where the young Abraham Lincoln made his first home in Illinois.

See also: Illinois.

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