Located an hour from Huntsville, the town of Decatur, Alabama was first incorporated in 1821 on the banks of the Tennessee River. Ferries launched from here and it became an important crossroads for trade and trains.
A number of buildings were destroyed during the Civil War but four that date back before it are still standing. The Old State Bank is one such and the oldest building in the state. Today, the town spans two sections that straddle the river, connected by a bridge, and it has less than 60,000 residents. The Princess Theatre, pictured above, was built in 1919.