Located in the west-central part of the state, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama and currently home to over 95,000 residents. The city was founded in 1819 but named after a local Native American Chief who was defeated in a battle with Hernando de Soto in 1540. Tuscaloosa was one of Alabama’s first capitals, though it lost that title in 1846. Tuscaloosa anchors a larger metropolitan area that spans three counties, and also serves as the county seat for Tuscaloosa County. It is the home of several Universities and Colleges including the University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College. The University of Alabama football team has won three BCS national championships in the past four years.
The end of the War of 1812 spurred the growth of west-central Alabama and Tuscaloosa was quickly founded on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Named as the capital of Alabama in 1846, population growth boomed, though when it was moved to Montgomery population growth slowed to a crawl. Over the years Tuscaloosa grew into a major agricultural and educational bastion in Alabama, and during the latter half of the 20th century industry, particularly manufacturing, made its way to the city. Today Tuscaloosa is a manufacturing powerhouse of the region, and Mercedes Benz opened its first North American factory in Tuscaloosa County, on the outskirts of the city.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Tuscaloosa can reach into the low 90’s, with temperatures approaching triple digits not entirely uncommon. Overnight lows tend to drop down into the low-to-mid 70’s and sometimes down into the upper 60’s, though not as often. During the winter months temperatures fall down into the low-to-mid 40’s, while overnight lows can drop to around freezing. Despite its low winter temperatures, snowfall is rare, with many winter seasons seeing no snowfall whatsoever.
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