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9 Facts About Sylacauga, Alabama

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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".

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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.

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It was discovered shortly after settlers moved into the area and has been quarried ever since.

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The marble industry was the first recorded industry in the Sylacauga area.

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Sylacauga is the site of the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.

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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.

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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.

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