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.
Northport's Kentuck Art Center Receives $10,000 for Youth Program
The Kentuck Art Center is one of 262 recipients of the Challenge America $10,000 award provided by the National Endowment for the Arts that will benefit youth in Tuscaloosa County.
Northport Woman Charged with Manslaughter for Deadly August Wreck
A Northport woman has been charged with manslaughter and assault after she allegedly caused a head-on collision that killed another woman and badly hurt two kids last August.
Overturned Lumber Truck Blocks Highway 69 in Northport Tuesday
State Troopers have closed part of Highway 69 in Northport Tuesday morning after a logging truck overturned and blocked the highway.
Northport Family Wins 2022 Christmas Lights Display Contest
Congratulations are in order for the Hollister family of Northport, the 2022 Light Up Tuscaloosa Christmas Lights Display winners.
New Northport Business Offers Better Health Choices For Residents
There is a new business in the city of Northport with plans of bringing better health choices to the city.
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UPDATE: Mae’s Southern Café Soul Food N BBQ in Northport Sets Reopening Date
A beloved Northport country restaurant that temporary closed its doors in late September set a date for their reopening, which is slated for early November.
PHOTOS: 51st Kentuck Festival of the Arts Draws Thousands to Northport
The 51st annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts has officially come to a close, drawing thousands of visitors to Northport.
51st Kentuck Festival of the Arts Kicks Off Saturday Morning
This year's Kentuck Festival of the Arts will kick off its 51st year on Saturday morning and continue through Sunday at Kentuck Park in Northport.
Northport Planning for Separate Water Park, Adventure Park and Sports Complex
Northport is planning to build a water park, an adventure park and a sports complex on three separate sites simultaneously, Council President Jeff Hogg said.