Tuscaloosa is the county seat of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Situated along the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in the state of Alabama with, as of 2013, a population just over 95,000. Named after the chieftain of a Native American tribe, Tuscaloosa was officially founded in 1819.
Nicknamed the “Druid City,” Tuscaloosa has numerous water oaks planted throughout the city’s downtown area. In more recent years, Tuscaloosa has come to be called “The City of Champions,” after the Alabama Crimson Tide won BCS National Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Tuscaloosa is widely considered to be one of the better places in which to live for young adults.
Tuscaloosa is divided into six major areas, including West Tuscaloosa, Central/Midtown Tuscaloosa, Downtown Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama, Alberta City and Cottondale. The city enjoys a tropical climate typical of states throughout the American Deep South.
Notable Tuscaloosa employers include BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing, GAF Materials Corporation, Hunt Refining Company, JVC America, Nuccor Steel, Phifer Wire, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Bryce Hospital, he University of Alabama, DCH Regional Medical Center and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.
Tuscaloosa hosts the annual Weindorf Festival, Sakura Festival, Moundville Native American Festival and Dickens Downtown. Other notable attractions include Dreamland Bar-B-Que, Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame, Battle-Friedman House, Dr. John R. Drish House, Hugh R. Thomas Bridge, Paul Bryant Bridge, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, Denny Chimes, Gorgas House, Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, Moundville Archaeological Park and the University of Alabama Arboretum.
The Tuscaloosa City Municipal Courthouse is located at 2122 6th Street in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401.