Tuscumbia, Alabama

Tuscumbia, AL Real Estate, Tuscumbia Area and Community Information

Tuscumbia, Alabama, is the county seat of Colbert County. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, just to the south of the Tennessee River. Approximately 9,000 people call Tuscumbia home. It was the home of Helen Keller.


The first settlers of European descent that were known to have lived here were the Dixons, who built a cabin in 1816 where a large freshwater spring was located. Other settlers soon followed, and a community known as the Big Spring Community was born. The community was subsequently incorporated as a town in 1820, and it was renamed Ococoposa. In 1822, the town was named Tuscumbia to pay homage to a Chickasaw Indian chief. The fertile land in this part of Alabama was very conducive to agricultural enterprise, and many products going to market passed through a thriving Tuscumbia. By the middle of the century, Tuscumbia had emerged as a major southern railroad hub. It was later named Colbert County's center of government in 1867.

Parks and Recreation

Spring Park is simply full of unique attractions. It is home to the largest man-made waterfall. At night, revel in the 51 water fountains choreographed to music as they soar 150 feet into the air. There's a giant tree that has been carved into the figure of a Native American. A train offers rides around the circumference of the park, and paddleboats can be rented to used out on the lake. There's even a merry-go-round and a roller coaster.

Attractions and Activities

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is located in Tuscumbia. Here, visitors can learn about Alabama's greatest musicians from interesting and thorough exhibits.


Every June, the Helen Keller Festival is held in Spring Park. This multi-day event includes lots of live music, arts and crafts exhibits, children's group presentations and dramatic reenactments related to the remarkable life of Helen Keller. Many of those with Tuscumbia AL homes also attend the Tuscumbia Fall Festival. This event also offers live music, varied cuisine and unique handmade crafts.

At any one time, Mike Randall can show a prospective Tuscumbia home buyer over a hundred Tuscumbia homes for sale. Some of these homes for sale in Tuscumbia will be newly constructed, modern dwellings with great amenities, while other Tuscumbia homes will be affordable ranches on mature, spacious lots. There will also be historic Tuscumbia properties to consider. Imagine a spacious two-story built almost two centuries ago, for example.

Rely on Mike Randall to highlight what he believes to be some of the best values in Tuscumbia AL real estate. Some residential real estate in Tuscumbia will even offer water views, while other Tuscumbia real estate consists of luxurious country estates.
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