Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

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Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. [1] It is named in honor of the pre-Choctaw chief Tuskaloosa.[1] In 2009, the population was estimated at 184,035.[1] In 2000, the population was 164,875.

The county is the second-largest in the state in terms of area (trailing only Baldwin County) and sixth-largest in terms of population (behind Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery,and Shelby counties).

Its seat and largest city is Tuscaloosa, the former state capital from 1826 to 1845.[1] It is also the largest county in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Tuscaloosa County was established on February 6, 1818. Tourist attractions include University of Alabama football, the Bear Bryant Museum, the Kentuck Art Festival, Dickens Downtown, International City Fest, and Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat.[1]

Principal agricultural products in Tuscaloosa County have included hay, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and snapdragons.[1] Major companies in the county have included JVC, Mercedes-Benz USA International, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and Phifer Wire Products.[1]

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