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Historical Marker Series: Talladega College
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega, the residence of the Super Speedway, the scene for Talladega Nights, and the home of Talladega College represents a large part of educational history. In 1865, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both former slaves, met...
Historic Properties: Benjamin H. Averiett House
SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Originally constructed in 1835, the home to pioneer Benjamin H. Averiett lies just eight miles west of Sylacauga. Averiett is known as one of the first modern settlers of Talladega County and Alabama as a whole....
Historic Marker Series: Fort Williams
SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Twelve miles west of downtown Sylacauga lies the original Fort Williams. The Fort Williams Historic Marker is located in the heart of Sylacauga between the Post Office and Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce. Fort Williams was originally constructed...
Historical Marker Series: DeSoto Caverns
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Stalactites and stalagmites fill the cave of one of Alabama’s hidden treasures DeSoto Caverns located in Childersburg, Alabama. The caves’ history dates back to the early 16th century when the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto famously...
Historical Marker Series: DeSoto’s Visit
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Spanish Explorer DeSoto reached the southern Talladega County area on July 16, 1540. DeSoto reached the town of Cosa, which SylacaugaNews.com previously highlighted in its Historical Marker Series. Cosa is just two miles north of Childersburg, Alabama. The...
Historical Marker Series: Cosa
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – At the intersection of US Highway 280 and Talladega County Road 8 lies the historical marker of Cosa. Cosa shares its name with both Coosa and Coca Village visited by De Soto 476 years ago. This beautiful and tall Sylacauga...
Historical Marker Series: Coosa
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Just two miles north of Childersburg on Alabama Highway 235 was once a central point of a very prominent American Indian town, Coosa. The town Coosa was the capital of the Coosa province inhabited by Americans...