TUSCALOOSA’S 200TH BIRTHDAY IS IN DECEMBER, BUT THE CELEBRATION STARTS NOW

Bicentennial

The city of Tuscaloosa is turning 200 this year, but there’s plenty in store ahead of T-Town’s Dec. 13 birthday.

Thursday was the unveiling of the Bicentennial Square Plaque at Government Plaza, officially kicking off the Tuscaloosa bicentennial celebration.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said he’s so proud of how far his hometown has come.

“The son of a school teacher and a state employee can be mayor of this great city,” he said. “To me, this is an amazing accomplishment of what Tuscaloosa can be.”

The city was Alabama’s capital between 1826 and 1846, and the University of Alabama was established in 1831.

“Our great mayor three years ago had the vision that this city deserved a celebration of its 200th birthday to reflect on the past and look forward to a better future for all the citizens of Tuscaloosa,” said Bicentennial Committee Member Cathy Randall.

Thursday, the committee announced the events lineup leading to the city’s 200th birthday, including concerts, expositions and more. For a full list, visit tuscaloosa200.com.

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