Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

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Tuscaloosa County administrative offices are located at 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; phone: 205‑349‑3870.

Tuscaloosa County Neighborhoods

Jemison-van de Graaf-Burchfield House

Photo: Jemison-van de Graaf-Burchfield House, located at 1305 Greensboro Avenue,. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Photographed by Jet Lowe, 2009, Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS HABS ALA,63-TUSLO,5--8], memory.loc.gov, accessed July, 2021.


Beginnings [1]

Tuscaloosa County was created in 1818. The first record of Tuscaloosa is on DeLisle's map of 1707, spelled Taskaloussas. The first settlers came in 1816 and settled on the site of the town of Tuscaloosa. These early settlers were largely Scotch-Irish with a sprinkling of English, coming from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Among the first settlers were Thomas, Jonathan and Emanuel York, John Barton, a blacksmith, William Wilson, Patrick Scott, Josiah Tilley. Pleasant H. Dearing and John G. King. In 1817 the population increased largely, all of who settled at Tuscaloosa and vicinity.

  1. Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D., History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Bibliography, Volume II, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921.


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