Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County in the west central part of the State of Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River across from downtown Tuscaloosa, it is currently the 21st largest city in Alabama with an estimated population of 24,497 in 2013. It incorporated in 1871.
Downtown Northport is a now a popular visitor area. Settled in the early 19th century, the area boasts a collection of art galleries, stores, museums, and quaint restaurants. Tourists will find the brick street, ornate lighting, landscaping, and other amenities picturesque. Many of the merchants are descendants of some of the original business owners and builders. One can hardly miss the old wooden train trestle which serves as a major landmark to this area.
As Northport is adjacent to the larger city of Tuscaloosa, many residents work in Tuscaloosa or other parts of Tuscaloosa County. Although the two cities share a land boundary, much of their boundary (and historically all of the boundary) is the Black Warrior River.