Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa
/tus'keuh looh"seuh/, n.
a city in W Alabama. 75,143.

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 city, seat (1819) of Tuscaloosa county, western Alabama, U.S., on the Black Warrior River about 55 miles (90 km) southwest of Birmingham. Founded in 1816 by Thomas York on land opened to settlement after the Creek War, it was named for the Choctaw chief Tuscaloosa (“Black Warrior”), who fought the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto (Soto, Hernando de) in 1540. The city served as the state capital (1826–46) and was partially burned (April 1865) during the American Civil War.

      Services, especially health care and education, are a major part of the economy. Poultry processing and coal mining are also important. Manufactures include automobiles, tires, wire screens, compact discs, paper products, and steel. The city is home to the University of Alabama (Alabama, University of) (opened 1831), Stillman College (1876), and Shelton State Community College (1979). Lake Lurleen State Park and the western segment of Talladega National Forest are nearby. Moundville Archaeological Park is 14 miles (23 km) south of the city. Several antebellum homes remain, including Gorgas House (1829) and Battle-Friedman House (1835). The Alabama Museum of Natural History is on the university campus. Inc. 1819. Pop. (2000) city, 77,906; Tuscaloosa MSA, 164,875; (2006 est.) city, 83,052; Tuscaloosa MSA, 202,686.

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