Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County, Alabama, United States of America. Sylacauga is also called "The Marble City", "Sly Town", "Alabama's Best-Kept Secret" and "Buzzard's Roost". The city of Sylacauga is famous for the finest white marble in the whole world that is quarried since the founding of the town. The first people that inhabited the area which is today Sylacauga were the Creek Indians. In 1540, Sylacauga was mentioned by Fernando DeSoto and in 1759 this was a French territory. The name of the city means "The place of the Chalaka tribe" and it is Indian. In 1887, the city was incorporated as Sylacauga.
Top Attractions within Sylacauga
The Marble Festival of Sylacauga is a recent tradition of the city. It was first held in 2009 to celebrate a marble exchange with an Italian city named Pietrasanta. During this important Sylacauga event, the visitors had the possibility to admire beautiful works of art made of marble, to enjoy cook-outs and live music performances.
Comer Museum and Arts Center is a wonderful museum that can be visited in Sylacauga. It has some great permanent collections of Indian artifacts and archaeological finds from the area of Sylacauga and beautiful galleries of works of art, a large part of them made from marble from the quarry of the city.
Peking Garden is one of the finest restaurants located in Sylacauga. The Chinese eatery is beautifully decorated and has a charming atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The dishes belong to the Chinese cuisine and are always brought hot to the table.
El Paso is a restaurant you can easily find on Fort Williams Street, in Sylacauga. This small restaurant offers dishes of the Mexican cuisine cooked after original recipes. The drinks selection is very attractive, the mixed beer beverages are great and the margaritas are delicious.