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The Black Warrior River

 
 
The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
1. The Black Warrior River Marker
Inscription. 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 a per river basis. In the Choctaw language "Tuscaloosa" means Black Warrior.
 
Erected 2002 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.856′ N, 87° 34.238′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Greensboro Avenue north of 2nd Street (Jack Warner Parkway). Click for map. Marker is located in the Black Warrior Riverwalk Park east or upriver of the Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burns’ Shoals (about 300 feet away, measured
The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. The Black Warrior River Marker
in a direct line); Horace King (about 600 feet away); Captain Benjamin F. Eddins (about 600 feet away); Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama Corps Of Cadets Defends Tuscaloosa (approx. 0.3 miles away); The M & O Railroad Trestle (approx. 0.3 miles away); “The Indian Fires Are Going Out” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. The Black Warrior River Marker
Upriver view of the Black Warrior River image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
4. Upriver view of the Black Warrior River
Downriver view of the Black Warrior River and the Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
5. Downriver view of the Black Warrior River and the Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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