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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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