Tuscaloosa is located in Tuscaloosa County (Central Region), laying 43 miles southwest of Birmingham along Interstate 20/59, on the banks of the Warrior River near Lake Lurleen State Park placing it as part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama metro area.
Tuscaloosa is characterized by broad streets and tree-lined avenues. As of the year 2000, the city was estimated to have 77,906 inhabitants.
The word Tuscaloosa comes from two Choctaw Indian words, tushka (warrior) and lusa (black). It is believed that the city received its name from the Indian chief Tuskalusa, who was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540.
The cities industrial base includes the Mercedes Benz M-Class SUV assembly plant, which began production in 1997. In addition, the manufacturing plants of such international firms as Michelin Tires and JVC America have positioned the city in the world economy.
Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama, Stillman College, and the Shelton State Community College.
Art Gulf States Paper Corp Nt'l Headquarters |
Education University Place Montessori School |
Golf Microtel Cottondale Tuscaloosa |
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Transportation Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport |
Wildlife Viewing McLendon Veterinary Clinic |
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12/04 Coming to The area
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists
will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain
Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to
extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food
will be available at field.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery AL March8-June19 The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, created in Alabama, is currently the 5th largest in the world, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and over 60 foreign countries.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Car Show Birmingham AL October11-13 Triumph Dealers of North America display,
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Merchandise Trailer featuring event TShirts, Pins, and Posters,
Official Barber Vintage Festival event merchandise,
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association display, and
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists,
270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you,
free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park,
interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower,
live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.