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.
DCH Health System's Fitness One Building to be Demolished
A former fitness center that sits on the property at the Northport Medical Center will soon be torn down to make room for a new attractive entry point to the hospital.
WANTF Arrests Man for Receiving Marijuana in the Mail
Agents with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested a Northport for allegedly receiving 17 pounds of marijuana in the mail last week.
Northport Crash Claims Life of Unidentified Man Saturday Morning
An unidentified man was killed in an early morning crash in Northport that also left a Gordo man seriously injured.
Kentuck Museum Sues Northport Business Over Unauthorized Name Use
Owners of the Kentuck Museum in Northport are suing a newly opened local business over the unauthorized use of their trademarks.
New Courtyard Marriott Officially Open for Business in Northport
Northport's first interior-entry hotel is officially open for business as you enter the city on Highway 69 after years in development.
[Photos] Northport Bunny Trail Grand Opening Draws Huge Crowd
There's a new spring staple in West Alabama and it officially kicked off on March 11th.
Northport Councilman Shares Sneak Peak of Water Park Plans
The President of the Northport City Council shared renderings Tuesday offering a sneak peak at the water park he hopes to see open by next summer.
Police Investigating Likely Suicide at Church in Northport
Police are at the scene of a Baptist church in Northport Monday afternoon investigating a death they believe may have been self-inflicted.
Northport's Bunny Trail Gearing Up For Launch In March
The Bunny Trail will hold its grand opening on March 11th, 2023 with the decorated eggs on display until April 23rd.