Place:Talladega, Alabama, United States

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NameTalladega
Alt namesTaladega Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029574
Talladegasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.367°N 86.183°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1832 - )
See alsoClay, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Cleburne, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Talladega County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,291. Its county seat is Talladega.[1]

Talladega County is designated the Talladega-Sylacauga, AL micropolitan statistical area, which forms part of the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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Prior to Euro-American settlement in what is today Talladega County it was the home of the Abihka tribe of the Creek Confederacy.

Talladega County was established on December 18, 1832, from land ceded by the Creek Indians near the state's geographic center.[1] The county seat was established at Talladega in 1834.[1]

The name Talladega is derived from a Muscogee (Creek) Native American word Tvlvteke, from the Creek tålwa, meaning "town", and åtigi, or "border" -- "Border Town"—a town indicating its location on the boundary between the lands of the Creek tribe and those of the Cherokee and Chickasaw.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1897 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 12,587
1850 18,624
1860 23,520
1870 18,064
1880 23,360
1890 29,346
1900 35,773
1910 37,921
1920 41,005
1930 45,241
1940 51,832
1950 63,639
1960 65,495
1970 65,280
1980 73,826
1990 74,107

Research Tips

The Gold Log Mine, in Talladega, is part of the Ghost Town USA's Guide to the Ghost Towns of Alabama, hosted on RootsWeb.


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