Named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People,” Sylacauga is also known as The Marble City, thanks to fine white marble bedrock that surrounds the area. The marble industry has had a constant, and growing, presence in Sylacauga since it was first established in the 1820s.
Every small town needs their infamous story, and Sylacauga is no exception. In 1954, Ann Hodges, a resident of Sylacauga, became the first known human to be struck by a meteorite. This claim to fame was noted after an 8 pound piece of cosmic rock crashed through the Hodges’ home, and struck her as she slept.
Visitors to Sylacauga won’t make history like Ann Hodges, but they will be amazed at the various attractions available to them. Talladega National Forest offers sweeping vistas and powerful waterfalls. DeSoto Caverns will have visitors keeping an eye out for stalactites hanging from the 120 foot tall room as they make their way to the “Healing All Cathedral.” So named by Native Americans, the area is believed to have calming and healing properties.
Diners will want to schedule time for a meal at Buttermilk Hill Restaurant, followed by ice cream at the Blue Bell Creamery.
Using a jet charter airport in Mekel Field Sylacauga allows easy day trips from Birmingham and Talladega. With a variety of aircrafts to choose from, jet charter travel to Sylacauga means that business can continue while in the air, so you can hit the ground running. Tailor schedules, select the appropriate aircraft type and fine-tune inflight service to optimize your flight.