Introduction to Northport, Alabama
Northport, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa county, is 1 miles N of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (center to center) and 187 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Tuscaloosa metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Northport is home to some 19,435 residents.
Northport was first settled in 1813. It was originally known as "Kentuck" or "Canetuck." Later on, the area was renamed to Northport. It was named due to its location along the river. The city was incorporated in 1871. The city's first newspaper was known as the "Northport Spectator" and was published in 1870.
Northport and nearby Attractions
- Northport Heritage Museum
- Children's Hands-On Museum Of Tuscaloosa
- Northbrook Plaza Shopping Center
- Bridge Avenue Church of God
- Kentuck Museum
- Lake Lurleen State Park
Things To Do In Northport
Northport is home to the Northport Heritage Museum, which exhibits a collection of the city's historic artifacts and photographs. One of Northport's most notable cultural activities is the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. The festival celebrates folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. Lake Lurleen State Park is a scenic state park located on a 250-acre lake. Park amenities include a fully equipped campground, nature center, play and picnic areas, pavilions, swimming beach, bath house, fishing piers, rental canoes, and paddle boats.
Tuscaloosa Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Northport Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.