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Tuscaloosa is a city in the state of Alabama in the southeastern United States. It is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, and is located on the Black Warrior River. It is sometimes nicknamed "Druid City" due to the large amount of water oaks in the downtown area.

Originally inhabited by Native Americans since 12,000 years ago, the first European settlement was made here in 1812, across the river from a large Creek camp. From 1826 - 1846, Tuscaloosa served as the state capital of Alabama. It is named in honor of the Indian chieftan Tuscaloosa.

Today, it is known for its downtown area, integral part in Alabama history, economy, and as the location of the University of Alabama, the city's main economic revenue. 

People Born in Tuscaloosa

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Tuscaloosa in People's Lives

Margaret Atwood: I stayed here in 1985, when I was acting as visiting M.F.A. Chair and professor of English Literature to the University of Alabama.

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