Sylacauga, – The “Marble City”– has grown tremendously since its incorporation on Jan. 31, 1838. Today, the city enjoys a population of approximately 12,600 citizens and a strong local culture, diversified and healthy business climate, safe neighborhoods and friendly residents – all fostered by Sylacauga’s unique history.
Sylacauga is located in Talladega County, just east of the geographical center of Alabama in the Coosa River Valley, 67 miles north of Montgomery. Its central location between Birmingham and Atlanta ensures a thriving business community and continuous development of new industries that thrive off nearby urban markets.
Sylacauga proudly claims the purest and whitest architectural marble in the world. Admired for its beauty and structural integrity, Sylacauga Marble is found in many beautiful public buildings in our nation’s capital. Its native and innate beauty is prized by sculptors around the world. Abundant resources have attracted more than 40 diversified industries. Sylacauga sits on a natural bed of white marble 32 miles long, 1.5 miles wide and 400 feet deep. Sylacauga is famous for its marble and limestone products. Calcium Carbonate can be found in many other products. Major employers include names such as Omya Alabama, Imerys, Nemak of Alabama and Sylacauga Marble Company. Sylacauga is also home to Blue Bell Creameries, manufacturers of what we believe to be the country’s best ice cream!
Residents take advantage of some of the finest amenities in all of Talladega County, including excellent public schools and modern health care services through the expanded Coosa Valley Regional Medical Center. The city’s picturesque beauty and the diversity of neighborhoods also contribute to its reputation as an ideal place to live.
Residents and visitors are never at a loss for things to do. The Sylacauga Arts Council and B.B. Comer Memorial Library and Information Center host a number of programs for the general public and area schools. Other popular events include the annual “Crazy Daze” tax-free shopping holiday, the Marble Festival, Holiday Open House and the annual Christmas Parade.
The Marble Festival is a premiere local, state-wide and regional event bringing together sculptors from all 50 states and many foreign countries. A variety of retail shops are available for those shopping in Sylacauga. In addition to several large national merchants, our historic downtown shopping district hosts unique, locally owned shops, in addition to those in surrounding shopping centers and buildings. You’ll find everything you need right in Sylacauga! In fact, once you see the unique shopping opportunities in downtown Sylacauga, we know you will be back to shop again.
The area’s moderate year-round climate and prime location provide for almost limitless recreational opportunities. Five area parks are popular venues for outdoor fun. Wildlife enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the seven major reserves and the abundance of small game. Fishing and boating, along with the Sylaward Trail hiking and biking, are offered on Lake Howard, Sylacauga’s reservoir, as well as four large lakes – all a short drive away.
For more information, contact the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce at (256) 249-0308, or visit www.sylacaugachamber.com.