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Northport
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

ZipCodes
35476




Page Contents for Northport, Alabama

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Northport is approximately 19,435 (2000), 23330 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,793 (1990), 9430 (2010).
The amount of land area in Northport is 27.312 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.379 sq kilometers.
The distance from Northport to Washington DC is 730 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Northport is positioned 33.24 degrees north of the equator and 87.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on the north side of the Black Warrior River across from the City of Tuscaloosa
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Northport.

Northport was settled in 1813 when a ferry was established over the Black Warrior River. The principal crop at the time was cotton and Steamboats used the River for navigation to Mobile and Northport was the setting off point. Northport was first known as Kentuck or Canetuck, but eventually, at some time during the later 1800's, the settlement became known as North Port. This was due to the fact that it was a port on the north side of the river from Tuscaloosa with facilities for loading all the cotton brought to the river. It also received all the goods needed by the surrounding area.
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The incorporation of Northport

1871


Northport City Government

City of Northport
3500 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
Phone: (205) 339-7000 Northport

Miscellany

The population of Northport was:
1990 - 17,366
1996 - 20,024
2000 - 19,435

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