Sylacauga, Alabama
Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County
Talladega County, Alabama
Talladega County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Talladega is a Muscogee Native American word derived from TVLVTEKE, which means "border town." As of 2010, the population was 82,291...

, Alabama
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, United States
United States
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. At the 2000 census the population was 12,616.

Nicknames for Sylacauga include: "The Marble City," "Buzzard's Roost" and "Sly Town".

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
Oak Grove, Alabama
Oak Grove is a town in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census, the population was 457.Its name is identical to the unincorporated community west of Hueytown where an F5 tornado struck the high school on April 8, 1998.-Geography:...

 house, bounced off a radio, and badly bruised Mrs.