SYLACAUGA, Ala. - A copy of the 1962 Sylacauga-Childersburg phonebook illustrates how different life was 57 years ago. The small format was much like a Reader’s Digest magazine. Its introduction and telephone number listings spanned 58 pages, with another 83... Read More.
SYLACAUGA, Ala. - It was perhaps a typical Wednesday like today, except that Tuscaloosa was the capital of the state of Alabama, and a guy named Arthur P. Bagby was governor. On Jan. 31, 1838, legislators gathered in chambers... Read More.
SYLACAUGA, Ala. - This week in March 1891, investors were talking about and preparing for a sale of business and residential land lots in Sylacauga set for Thursday, April 9. A 126-year-old brochure prepared by a Pittsburgh firm bragged that... Read More.
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... Read More.
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.... Read More.
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 by... Read More.
SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Hightower Brothers Livery Stable lies in the heart of downtown Sylacauga on Norton Avenue. Being the first historic marker in the Sylacauga city limits of the SylacaugaNews.com Historic Marker series, this historic location is now... Read More.
SYLACAUGA, Ala. - Across the railroad tracks from Avondale Mills, lies a local county school B.B. Comer. From the looks of the building, one could assume that school was relatively new. However, the history that represents the... Read More.