Tuscaloosa, located on the Black Warrior River in west central Alabama, is the seat of Tuscaloosa County and has a population of over 95,000 (2013 census). The city was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who was defeated by Hernando de Soto in 1540, in the Battle of Mabila. The city is traditionally know as the Druid City, due to the many water oaks that line it's downtown streets, but is more well known as home to the University of Alabama and its successful Crimson Tide football team. The school, with an enrollment of over 30,000 students, helps to bring the average age in Tuscaloosa down to just 27. Stillman College, a small liberal arts school, and Shelton State Community College are also located here. In recent years, Tuscaloosa has been recognized as one of the most livable cities in America and as a great college town. Pictures from the public domain of The Alvin P. DuPont Municipal Court building courtesy of Wikipedia and Alabama Tide; The Bama Theatre courtesy of Wikipedia and Paul Kilgo; The Alabama Museum of Natural History courtesy of Wikipedia and AlabamaGuy2007.