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Welcome to Sylacauga ...

The city of Sylacauga is located in Talladega County<1>.

The pronunciation of Sylacauga: sill-uh-caw-guh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylacauga has a population of 12,034 people<3> (see below for details).

Sylacauga is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sylacauga lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Sylacauga, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Sylacauga: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP codes for Sylacauga: 35150-35151<6>

Websites for Sylacauga ...

Official Website: www.sylacauga.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylacauga had an population of 12,034 people. This is a decrease of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylacauga had a population of 12,749 people (which is 15.49% of the total population of Talladega County). This makes Sylacauga the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sylacauga represents 0.27% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,749 people, the population of Sylacauga increased 1.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,616 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylacauga.

Communities near Sylacauga ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylacauga.

  • Childersburg [Talladega County]
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    • Childersburg [Talladega County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Sylacauga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Childersburg<8>
  • Vincent [Shelby County]
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    • Vincent [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Sylacauga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vincent<8>
  • Wilsonville [Shelby County]
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    • Wilsonville [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Sylacauga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,056 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<8>
  • Harpersville [Shelby County]
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    • Harpersville [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Sylacauga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpersville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpersville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Goodwater [Coosa County]
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      • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<8>
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
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      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<8>
    • Waldo [Talladega County]
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      • Waldo [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
    • Kellyton [Coosa County]
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      • Kellyton [Coosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
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    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
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    • Bon Air [Talladega County]
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      • Bon Air [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Sylacauga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sylacauga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylacauga.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylacauga. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sylacauga.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylacauga. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sylacauga.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylacauga ...

Looking for more information about Sylacauga? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sylacauga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sylacauga.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sylacauga: www.sylacauga.net/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Talladega, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sylacauga. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylacauga.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylacauga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sylacauga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sylacauga or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sylacauga includes: 35150 & 35151.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylacauga) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylacauga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylacauga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylacauga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1734, Longitude: -86.2507    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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