Talladega

Talladega
/tal'euh dee"geuh/, n.
a city in central Alabama, E of Birmingham. 19,128.

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      city, seat (1834) of Talladega county, east-central Alabama, U.S., in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains, about 60 miles (100 km) east of Birmingham. The site was originally inhabited by Creek Indians, and its name was derived from Creek words meaning “border town.” On November 9, 1813, Andrew Jackson (Jackson, Andrew) defeated a large force of Creek there, and the Creek were forced out in the 1830s. During World War II the city was a centre of munitions production and air training.

      The economy is based on agriculture (including poultry and livestock), timber, and manufacturing (including textiles, yarns, cabinets, and wood products); tourism is also important. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (1858) is in the city, as is Talladega College (1867). The eastern segment of Talladega National Forest and Cheaha State Park are to the east. The Talladega Superspeedway hosts annual NASCAR racing events, including the Winston 500. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame contains race cars and race memorabilia. A pilgrimage tour of the city's historic homes is held each April. Inc. 1835. Pop. (1990) 18,175; (2000) 15,143.

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