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.
Southern Vibe Clothing Co. Opens Storefront in Northport
A local women's clothing boutique that once operated online has a new place to call home in Northport with the opening of the Southern Vibe Clothing Co. storefront.
Drop Off Prescriptions for Prescription Take Back Day Saturday
The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force, PRIDE of Tuscaloosa and Vital are hosting a community drop-off of prescription medications tomorrow in honor of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
PARA Receives $10,000 Donation at Park Anniversary
Tuscaloosa County's PARA Foundation received a $10,000 donation from a local nonprofit Thursday during a celebration of the one-year anniversary of its all-inclusive playground.
Two Major ALDOT Projects Coming to Tuscaloosa; One in Fall 2022
The Alabama Department of Transportation will soon begin two major projects that will improve traffic flow throughout Tuscaloosa, including one set to begin this fall.
Former Assistant Northport Fire Chief Daniel Wade Passes Away at 68
Daniel Bruce Wade passed away on March 19, 2022 in McCalla.
Kentuck Art Center Gets $10,000 Grant to Distribute Art Supplies
The Kentuck Arts Center in Northport will be able to regular distribute art supplies to 100 children in need thanks in part to a $10,000 grant.
Baby Abandoned in Buggy at Northport, Alabama Walmart
An infant was left in a shopping cart at the Walmart in Northport, Alabama.
All-Inclusive Boutique Moves to a New Location in Northport
A local boutique, Make America Cute Again (which goes by MACA) has moved out of its downtown Northport location and into a bigger building off Highway 69 North.
Local Nonprofit to Host Halloween Event to Support Mission
A Northport nonprofit, Brown House, will host their annual "Halloween Thing" on October 30th to raise money to support their Christian mission.