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

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Sylacauga, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1837.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylacauga has a population of 12,059 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 (for example, toward Ephesus (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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

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

Websites for Sylacauga ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylacauga had an population of 12,059 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylacauga had a population of 12,749 people (or 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Vincent
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vincent
    • Vincent is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,223 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vincent <7>
  • Wilsonville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Harpersville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Goodwater
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Rockford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Waldo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
  • Kellyton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
    • Kellyton is located in Coosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
  • Talladega Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
    • Talladega Springs is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
  • Bon Air
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
    • Bon Air is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people

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.

Adding Sylacauga to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sylacauga in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sylacauga was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Sylacauga post office opened in 1837.

We also found Sylacauga in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sylacauga.

The official website for Sylacauga:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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