Sylacauga is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 12,616. Nicknames for Sylacauga include: "The Marble City," "Buzzard's Roost. " Sylacauga is the site of the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person. On November 30, 1954, a 4 kg piece of what became known as the Hodges Meteorite crashed through the roof of an Oak Grove house, bounced off a radio, and badly bruised Mrs. Ann Hodges, who was taking an afternoon nap.