The city of Muscle Shoals is approximately 20 miles south of Tennessee and approximately 30 miles east of Mississippi. The city covers twelve square miles and still has cotton fields within the city limits. Muscle Shoals is a city known for its southern hospitality that not only has an exciting history, but a promising future. Muscle Shoals is located in Colbert County and on the Tennessee River, which winds its way through the heart of the Shoals. The four cities (Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia) and two counties (Colbert and Lauderdale), commonly referred to as the Shoals, are served by six school districts.