Introduction to Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee, Alabama, in Macon county, is 35 miles E of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 118 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in Macon County. The city of Tuskegee has about 11,846 residents.
Tuskegee was founded in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, who fought under Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars. The city derived its name from an Indian language meaning Warrior. The name is shared with a minimum of two Indian tribes, one living in Tennessee and the other living in central Alabama. This city was incorporated in the year 1843.
Tuskegee and nearby Attractions
- Tuskegee Industrial Park
- Washington African Methodist Episcopal Chapel
- Bulger Creek
- Green Fork Park
- Kirk's Museum
Things To Do In Tuskegee
Tuskegee has a number of churches including Washington African Methodist Episcopal Chapel, Saint Josephs Catholic Church, and Saint Mark Church. Green Fork Park and Abbott Park are some of the local parks that offer a number of recreational facilities. Kirk's Museum and Craver Museum are visited for their historical significance. The Tuskegee Industrial Park is also worth visiting.
Montgomery Regional airport is the closest airport to Tuskegee.
Tuskegee Higher Education
The institutes of higher education in Tuskegee are Southern Community College and Tuskegee University. There are other institutions that can be attended from the city including Auburn University main campus, Alabama State University, and Faulkner University.