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.
Five Below Discount Store Coming to Northport Shopping Center
A new Five Below value store is coming soon to Northport, leaders there announced Thursday afternoon.
To The Degenerate Loser Thieves In Northport, Alabama
Have you ever considered working for a living? No, you prefer stealing money from those of us that bother to go to work every day. You spend your time stealing and being a sickening, snot-flicking imbecile. If you can't tell, I am really angry.
Kentuck Festival of the Arts to Draw Thousands to Northport
Thousands of art lovers will come together in Northport this weekend for the 52nd Kentuck Festival of the Arts.
Just Announced: Northport Receives New Pizza Restaurant
Northport is continually growing with more and more new businesses being announced by the week.
Northport Opens Nominations for Citizen of the Year Awards
Forms are now available for the 46th annual citizen awards in Northport, Alabama. Read all the details here
UPS’s Store Location in Northport Is Getting Ready for Business
The Northport City Council President says UPS is opening its new location in the city soon.
Northport Mayor Plans to Veto Sale of Park, Community Center
Mayor John Hinton received applause at the Northport City Council meeting Monday as he announced his plans to veto the sale of a community park.