Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Black Warrior River



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: in the Black Warrior Riverwalk Park east or upriver of the Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd Bridge, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 12.856    W 087° 34.238
  33.21426666    -87.57063333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Plied for thousands of years by Indians, then by early explorers and American settlers, this river extends 169 miles from the Sipsey and Mulberry Forks near Birmingham to its confluence with the Tombigbee at Demopolis. It drains 6228 square miles of one of the world's most ancient watersheds and has 130 species of fish and many rare plants and animals. Part of a navigable waterway system, this point is 339 river miles above Mobile. About 5 billion gallons of water flow past here each day. In the past it was designated as two rivers, the "Black Warrior" upstream and the "Warrior" downstream since Federal funds were appropriated on per river basis. In the Choctaw language "Tuscaloosa" means Black Warrior.

Erected 2002 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of The Black Warrior River