Founded in 1871, the city of Northport, Alabama is currently home to over 25,000 residents and rests along the Black Warrior River.
Northport is the 21st-largest city in Alabama and is largely known for its annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. The festival, which is hosted in Kentuck Park every October, highlights local folk and contemporary artists of West Alabama. At this festival, one can typically find wares like pottery, specialty quilts and homemade crafts.
Also located in Northport is the Kentuck Arts and Crafts Center. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, the Kentuck Arts and Crafts Center is made up of five repurposed buildings and houses art studios, galleries, a teaching space, and so much more. The Kentuck Arts and Crafts Center keeps the arts alive in West Alabama all year round.
Northport is also home to a few celebrity residents. Most notably, Hannah Brown, who was recently a guest on season 15 of "The Bachelorette." Some other celebrity Northport locals include professional baseball player Frank Lary, former SEC football coach Curley Hallman, and former University of Alabama football player Le’Ron McClain.
Visiting guests should check Historic Downtown Northport for a taste of the city’s rich and abundant history. From the authentic southern cuisine or classic antique piece, Downtown Northport is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in Alabama.
Lake Lurleen State Park, which is around 15 minutes outside of downtown Northport, embodies 1,600 acres of land in the West Alabama city. Here, guests can find a fully functioning campground, camp store, picnic area, swimming beach, paddle boats, fishing piers, and tons of other outdoor amenities.
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A Northport woman who was charged with manslaughter earlier this week after the death of her infant grandson may face more severe charges in the future.
Northport Police Officer Okay After Motorcycle Accident Friday
A Northport police officer is recovering from minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning.
NAPA Auto Parts Store Coming Soon to Northport, Alabama
NAPA Auto Parts, the car and truck part retail shop with over 6,000 stores nationwide, will soon open a new store in Northport near the start of October.
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The Druid City was inundated by surprise heavy rainfall Saturday afternoon, creating chaos and closing roadways.
Alabama's First Cost Kutter Grocery Store Opening in Northport
An Alabama-based grocery distributor is planning to open the state's first Cost Kutter supermarket in Northport next month.
McFarland Boulevard Wreck Causes Blockage, Delays in Northport
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Why Was This Northport, Alabama Restaurant Forced to Close Its Dining Room?
Chicken Salad Chick, located in Essex Square off McFarland Boulevard, announced the temporary closure via social media Saturday.
Northport Approves $700K Land Purchase for Recreational Use
The $700,000 land acquisition could potentially become a community aquatic center and house tournaments for youth sports.
1 Dead, 1 Airlifted After Wreck on Highway 43 in Northport
One person has died and another is in critical condition after a Sunday evening wreck on Highway 43 in Northport.