Introduction to Sylacauga, Alabama
Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega county, is 36 miles SE of Hoover, Alabam (center to center) and 114 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Talladega County. It has a population of about 12,616.
The Creek Indians were the first settlers in Coosa River Valley. The name of the city, Sylacauga, first appeared in Hernando DeSoto's records in 1540. One theory is that the name comes from the combination of two Indian words, Chalaka - ge, which means the place of the Chalaka Tribe. This city is also referred to as "The Marble City" because it is built on a solid deposit of the whitest and hardest marble in the world. The city was first incorporated in the year 1838 as Syllacoga, and then again in 1887 as Sylacauga.
Sylacauga and nearby Attractions
- Marble City Plaza Shopping Center
- Sylacauga Church of Christ
- Comer Museum & Arts Center
- Emauhee Creek
- Sylacauga City Hall
Things To Do In Sylacauga
The Sylacauga City Hall is a renowned destination of the city. One can shop at Marble City Plaza Shopping Center and Sylacauga Shopping Center. The Comer Museum & Arts Center is another big tourist attraction in Sylacauga. There are several churches you can visit including the Sylavon Baptist Church, Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, and the Sylacauga Church of Christ. One can also enjoy an evening by the Emauhee Creek.
Talladega Municipal Airport is the closest airport to the city of Sylacauga.
Sylacauga Higher Education
The higher education institutes that residents of Sylacauga can attend include Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, University of Montevallo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.