Place:Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States

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NameSylacauga
Alt namesClevelands Storesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Cuillicogasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Cyllacoggasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Marble Citysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Scille Coggysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Sillacoggasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Suellocaugasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Suillacougesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Suyllecoggasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Sylacoggasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Syllacaugasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
Syllacogysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1022226
TypeCity
Coordinates33.178°N 86.251°W
Located inTalladega, Alabama, United States
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Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 12,749.

Nicknames for Sylacauga include "The Marble City", "Buzzard's Roost", "Alabama’s Best-Kept Secret" and "Sly Town".

Sylacauga is known for its fine white marble bedrock. It was discovered shortly after settlers moved into the area and has been quarried ever since. The marble industry was the first recorded industry in the Sylacauga area.

Sylacauga is the site of the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person. On November 30, 1954, a piece of what became known as the Hodges Meteorite crashed through the roof of an Oak Grove house, bounced off a radio, and badly bruised Mrs. Ann Hodges, who was taking an afternoon nap.

Sylacauga is on the 2010 list of "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance.

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