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Alpine, Alabama (Talladega County) sunset put a beautiful start on 2018! Logan Martin Lake. Photo by Nila McBrier

Talladega County Alabama

Map of Alabama highlighting Talladega County

Map of Alabama highlighting Talladega County

Talladega County is a county of the state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,291. Its county seat is Talladega, Alabama.

Talladega County Alabama Cities:

Childersburg, Alabama

Childersburg is a city in Talladega County. It was incorporated in 1889. At the 2010 census the population was 5,175. It claims a history dating back before 1540, when it was noted as a village of the Coosa Nation visited by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Successive indigenous peoples had lived in the area for thousands of years. In the 16th century, people identified as part of the Kymulga-phase culture (of the larger Mississippian culture) lived at Talisi, the former site of Childersburg. In the fall of 1540, the Spanish Hernando de Soto expedition rested here for about one month during its exploration of the Southeast. Childersburg calls itself “The Oldest City in America”. The Abihka people (part of those who became known as the Muskogee or Creek) dominated the area by the 18th century.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Childersburg, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (accessed June 9, 2019).

Bon Air, Alabama

Bon Air is a town in Talladega County. Bon Air is located approximately five miles northwest of the Talladega National Forest and two miles southeast of the Coosa River. It incorporated in 1932. At the 2010 census the population was 116, up from 96 in 2000. Like many other Alabama small towns, Bon Air began as a company town established by the Danville Spinning Mill, which commenced production in 1914. The company constructed some 70 houses and duplexes to accommodate its workers. The mill was on one side of the main road through the area, and the houses were on the other; as was typical of such towns.

Munford, Alabama

Munford is a town in Talladega County. At the 2010 census the population was 1,292. Munford was initially incorporated in 1873. At some point in the 1880s, it either disincorporated or lost its charter. In 2000, Munford was classified as a census-designated place (CDP), and in 2002 formally incorporated again.

Munford is the location of what has been called the last battle of the Civil War east of the Mississippi, the Battle of Munford on April 23, 1865, being one week after the Battle of Columbus (April 16, 1865) in Georgia. 

Oak Grove, Alabama

Oak Grove is a town in Talladega County. It incorporated in 1966. At the 2010 census, the population was 528. Oak Grove is a suburb of the city of Sylacauga. The two municipalities are contiguous, and both run along U.S. Highway 280, which runs from Birmingham, Alabama, southeastward to Columbus, Georgia, and then through Georgia toward Jacksonville, Florida. Oak Grove is 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Birmingham and 70 miles (110 km) north of Montgomery via U.S. Highway 231.

Talladega Springs, Alabama

Talladega Springs is a town in Talladega County. At the 2010 census the population was 166. Before being submerged beneath Lay Lake, Fort Williams was located near Talladega Springs. It was used as an Indian Agency and supply depot during the Creek War.

Vincent, Alabama

Waldo, Alabama

Lincoln, Alabama

Oxford, Alabama

Sylacauga, Alabama

Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County. The population was 12,749 in 2010.

Nicknames for Sylacauga include “The Marble City”, “The Cog”, and “Alabama’s Best-Kept Secret”.

Talladega, Alabama

Map of Alabama highlighting Talladega County

 

Talladega County Alabama Towns:

 

Talladega County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,291. Its county seat is Talladega.

Talladega County Alabama Communities:

Fayetteville, Alabama

Mignon, Alabama

Alpine, Alabama

Bemiston, Alabama

Curry, Alabama

Eastaboga, Alabama

Fishtrap, Alabama

Hopeful, Alabama

Kahatchie, Alabama

Kentuck, Alabama

Liberty Hill, Alabama

Mardisville, Alabama

Old Eastaboga, Alabama

Sycamore, Alabama

Winterboro, Alabama

Photo Credit: Talladega County Alabama Courthouse by Rivers Langley

 

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