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Sylacauga in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sylacauga Marble

 
 
Sylacauga Marble Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
1. Sylacauga Marble Marker
Inscription.  This example of the world's purest white marble is 500 million years old, is 98 percent pure calcium carbonate, and weighs 29,000 pounds. This quality marble is found only in the Sylacauga area in a seam 32 miles long, 12 miles wide and 400 feet deep. This marble was donated by Georgia Marble Company and placed here by Conn Equipment Rental, the information plaque was done by Strickland Memorial, Inc.
 
Erected by Strickland Memorial, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources.
 
Location. 33° 10.015′ N, 86° 15.115′ W. Marker is in Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is on South Norton Avenue south of West Fort Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located behind the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West Fort Williams Street, Sylacauga AL 35150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylacauga Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different
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marker also named Sylacauga Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Sylacauga Historic Commercial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hightower Brothers Livery Stable (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sylacauga (approx. ¾ mile away); The B.B. Comer Memorial Library (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylacauga.
 
Sylacauga White Marble image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
2. Sylacauga White Marble
Sylacauga Marble behind the Chamber of Commerce. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
3. Sylacauga Marble behind the Chamber of Commerce.
Sylacauga Marble quarry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alabama Marble Mineral & Mining Co., November 14, 2014
4. Sylacauga Marble quarry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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