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Tuscaloosa County Alabama History and Profile:

Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named in honor of the pre-Choctaw chief Tuskaloosa. In 2007, the population was estimated at 171,159. In 2000, the population was 164,875.

The county is the second-largest in the state in terms of area (trailing only Baldwin County) and sixth-largest in terms of population (behind Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery,and Shelby counties).

Its seat and largest city is Tuscaloosa, the former state capital from 1826 to 1845. It is also the largest county in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Tuscaloosa County was established on February 6, 1818. Tourist attractions include University of Alabama football, the Bear Bryant Museum, the Kentuck Art Festival, Dickens Downtown, International City Fest, and Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat.

Principal agricultural products in Tuscaloosa County have included hay, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and snapdragons. Major companies in the county have included JVC, Mercedes-Benz USA International, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and Phifer Wire Products.

On April 8, 1998, an F3 tornado struck northeast of Tuscaloosa. This windstorm injured two people and damaged five homes including mobile homes. It rotated seventeen miles (27 km) from Holman to north of Northport. Twenty-four homes and thirteen mobile homes were also in destruction. Moments later, an F5 tornado struck northeastern Tuscaloosa near the Black Warrior River before entering western Jefferson County.

Source: WIkipedia.

Cities and Towns of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama:

* Brookwood, 1,483
* Coaling, 1,115
* Coker, 808
* Holt CDP, 4,103
* Lake View, 1,357
* Moundville, 229 (partial – part of Moundville is in Hale County)
* North Bibb, 0 (partial – part of North Bibb is in Bibb County)
* Northport, 19,435
* Tuscaloosa, 77,906
* Vance, 464 (partial – part of Vance is in Bibb County)

Tuscaloosa County Government

Tuscaloosa County Government – Official Site

Tuscaloosa Public Library
1801 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tuscaloosa County Historic Places

Alabama Insane Hospital
Audubon Place Historic District
Bama Theatre-City Hall Building
Battle-Friedman House
Byler Road
Caplewood Drive Historic District
Carson Place
City National Bank
Collier-Overby House
Downtown Tuscaloosa Historic District
Druid City Historic District
East Northport Historic District
First African Baptist Church
Fitch House
Foster Auditorium, The University of Alabama
Foster Home/Sylvan Plantation
Gorgas-Manly Historic District
Guild-Verner House
Robert Jemison Servants’ House
Jemison-Vandegraaff House
Samuel Johnson House
Murphy-Collins House
Northport Historic District
Old Observatory
Old Tuscaloosa County Jail
Pinehurst Historic District
President’s Mansion
Margaret Quayle Lustron House
Queen City Pool and Pool House
Searcy House
Searcy House
James Shirley House
Tannehill Furnace
Wheeler House
Wilson-Clements House

Tuscaloosa County Genealogy Resources

Tuscaloosa County Alabama ALGenWeb Project Site

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Tuscaloosa County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

Tuscaloosa County Clerk
714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index and Transcription – Partial

1860 Federal Census Index and Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

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