Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Talladega County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.
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At the 2010 census the population was 12,749.
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.
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Nicknames for Sylacauga include "The Marble City", "Buzzard's Roost", and "Alabama’s Best-Kept Secret".
Sylacauga is known for its fine white marble bedrock.
Marble is a metamorphic rock that may be foliated or non-foliated, composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.
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 4 kg 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.
The Sylacauga meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 13:46 local time in Oak Grove, Alabama, near Sylacauga.
Sylacauga is on the 2010 list of "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance.
America's Promise Alliance is a foundation founded by Colin Powell in 1997 to help children and youth from all socioeconomic sectors in the United States.