Warrior is a city in Jefferson and Blount counties in the State of Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 3,176. It is a northern suburb of Birmingham.
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
|Coordinates: 33°48′49″N 86°48′41″W|
The city takes its name from the Warrior coal fields, which J. T. Pierce opened in 1872 in the vicinity. The coal fields were named, in turn, after the Black Warrior River that drains them. The town, which was built on a spur of the L & N Railroad, was originally Warrior Station. The Warrior Post Office (35180) was established in 1872.
Rickwood Caverns State Park is located 7 miles (11 km) north of Warrior near Interstate 65 and the community of Smoke Rise. Featuring limestone formations, blind cave fish, and an underground pool, Rickwood Caverns State Park is a recognized member of the National Caves Association, and offers more than a mile of living geology.
Rickwood Caverns State Park