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.
Here's Why Northport Doesn't Quite Yet Have Costco
Every few days there are new ideas on businesses that should be in Northport. Costco is a hot topic and we have the answer to why there isn’t one in Northport.
Northport And Tuscaloosa Send Love And Supplies To Kentucky Tornado Victims
THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTHPORT & TUSCALOOSA. The images from Kentucky after the tornado plowed through the state were breathtaking. We know the feeling in Tuscaloosa and a relief effort began last week. A wonderful group of folks from SWJ Technology in Tuscaloosa wrote a great message on some packages of diapers heading to Kentucky.
BREAKING: Baby Abandoned In Buggy At Northport Walmart
An infant was left in a shopping cart at the Walmart in Northport, Alabama. According to WBRC 6, the call came in to Northport police last night around 8:30 pm. Calls to the Walmart store in question were not answered.
Retired Northport Police Department Sergeant Passes Away
Sad news struck the city of Northport. The Northport Police Department is currently dealing with the passing of their fallen retired sergeant.
Northport’s (And Tuscaloosa’s) Biggest Scumbag
This enrages me. I probably shouldn’t write something when I am this angry. It’s incredibly close to my heart at the moment because my mother was recently diagnosed with cancer.
What’s the Deal with this Terrible Traffic Light in Northport, Alabama?
Can just one traffic light cause you to be late for work? If you ask residents of Northport, the answer is a resounding YES.
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.