Introduction to Talladega, Alabama
Talladega, Alabama, in Talladega county, is 40 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 101 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the county seat of Talladega County. About 15,143 people reside in Talladega.
A Spanish explorer named Hernando De Soto came to Tampa, Florida, in the year 1539 in quest of gold. He was informed about present-day Alabam from the native Indians. The city was then called Coosa and was situated between Tallassahatchee Creek and Talladega Creek, just north of Childersburg. Approximately 20 years later, a member of the De Soto party visited the area and brought diseases which the Native Americans could not treat. As a result, the population decreased drastically. In 1834, Talladega became the county seat of Talladega County, which was founded on December 18, 1832.
Talladega and nearby Attractions
- Talladega Battleground
- Talladega Country Club
- Talladega Shopping Center
- Star of Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Talladega Recreational Complex
- Spring Lake
Things To Do In Talladega
While staying in the city of Talladega you can visit the Talladega Battleground, Talladega Country Club, and the Jemison Carnegie Heritage Hall. The local parks are McMillan Park, Pines Park, and Talladega Recreational Complex. Churches in Talladega include Trinity United Methodist Church, Saint Peters Episcopal Church, Cherry Street Church of God, and Central Baptist Church. The Coxs Pond and Spring Lake are also worth visiting.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Talladega Muni Airport.
Talladega Higher Education
Institutes offering higher education to Talladega residents include Jacksonville State University, Southern Union State Community College, Gadsden State Community College, and Samford University.