Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 12,616. Nicknames for Sylacauga include: "The Marble City," "Buzzard's Roost", "Alabama's Best-Kept Secret" and "Sly Town".
Beneath the city of Sylacauga lies the finest white marble in the World. It was discovered shortly after settlers moved in to the area and has been quarried ever since. Thus, the marble industry is 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.Sylacauga is currently on the 2010 list of "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance.