city in WC Ala., near Birmingham: pop. 78,000
Origin of Tuscaloosa; from Choctaw, name of a chief, literally , Black Warrior ; from taska, warrior + lusa, black
A city of west-central Alabama southwest of Birmingham. Established in 1819 on the site of a Creek village, it was the state capital from 1826 to 1846. The University of Alabama was founded here in 1831.