Talladega is a city of 15,676 inhabitants located in the U.S. state of Alabama on Interstate 20 between Birmingham and Atlanta. It is the county seat of administration ( county seat ) of the Talladega County.
About 5 kilometers northeast of Talladega on Alabama State Route 21 is the historic JLM Curry House (also known as Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry House ). The house was the residence of Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry. The building was added as a historical monument with the number 66000154 on 15 October 1966 by the National Register of Historic Places. It is also enrolled in the National Historic Landmark.
Culture and sights
Talladega is known primarily for the Talladega Super Speedway, on the two annual 500-mile race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, a race of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, as well as a ARCA-RE/MAX Series races are organized. In addition, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega.
Economy and infrastructure
The town has a small airport, the Talladega Municipal Airport ( IATA code ASN, ICAO code KASN ) with a 1829 -meter-long airstrip.
The Talladega College founded in 1869, is located on the outskirts of Talladega. It became the first liberal arts college in Alabama African Americans on.
The American inventor Lee de Forest (1873-1961) grew up in Talladega.