Tuscaloosa - USA, Alabama
Tuscaloosa is famous as home to annual college gridiron action at the University of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium. The city is located in West Alabama on the Black Warrior River, part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, 57 miles southwest of Birmingham. Founded in 1816 by Thomas York on land opened to settlement after the Creek War, it was named after the Choctaw Indian chief Tuscaloosa ("Black Warrior"). The antebellum houses in the city include Battle-Friedman House & Gardens (1835), Jemison-Van De Graaff Mansion (1862), Gorgas House (1828) and President's Mansion (1841). There are a variety of good museums for you to visit and out of town, the Moundville Archaeological Park is the site of one of the largest and most powerful prehistoric Native American societies in North America.