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.
Nick's Kids Foundation Aids in Northport Flooding Recovery
The Nick's Kids Foundation is lending a hand to victims of the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Claudette in Northport on June 19.
Community Organizes GoFundMe for Family of Pregnant Mother of Four Killed in Northport, Alabama Car Wreck
An online fundraiser has been started for the family of a pregnant mother of four killed in a tragic car accident near Samantha, Alabama Monday.
Construction Error Causes Water Shutoff in Northport
A construction error has resulted in water outages across Northport this morning.
Chick-fil-A at Northport Hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Nuggets Night Thursday, December 22, 2016
Have you ever finished an 8-pack of chicken nuggets and thought to yourself, man, I could eat at least four more of these as soon as you had your last bite? Now's your chance--Chick-fil-A at Northport is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Nuggets night this week. Dreams do come true!
Black Warrior Riverkeeper Provides More Details on Massive Sewage Leak in Northport [VIDEO]
A sewer pump malfunction resulted in hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage being spilled into the Black Warrior River over the Independence Day weekend, and Black Warrior Riverkeeper is still looking for answers.
Black Warrior Riverkeeper Creates Interactive Map, Issues Update on Northport Sewer Spill
Black Warrior Riverkeeper is still seeking answers and action following an incident last week that spilled raw sewage into the Black Warrior River.
Proceed with Caution: The 12 Most Dangerous Intersections in Tuscaloosa
Driving in Tuscaloosa these days is a test of patience and skill. It's an epic poem to try to get across town on McFarland Boulevard, and you'll find road work on just about every other alternate route.
‘Trucks By The Tracks’ Food Truck Event to Be Held in Downtown Northport May 26, 2016
Something new is coming to Northport: the city will host its first-ever 'Trucks By The Tracks' event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Munch Madness 2016: Cast Your Vote in the FINALS Now [POLLS]
We’re looking for the best restaurant in or around Tuscaloosa and Northport, so cast your vote and get in on the Munch Madness fun!