A city of east-central Alabama east of Birmingham. Settled in the early 1800s, it is the site of a major speedway.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 109° in Talladega county in 1902.
Other important cities, with their populations, were Selma (8713), Anniston (9695), Huntsville (8068), Bessemer (6358), Tuscaloosa (5094), Talladega (5056), Eufaula (4532) and Tuskegee (2170).
In 1813-1814, as major-general of militia, he commanded in the campaign against the Creek Indians in Georgia and Alabama, defeated them (at Talladega, on the 9th of November 1813, and at Tohopeka, on the 29th of March 1814), and thus first attracted public notice by his talents.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 109Ã‚° in Talladega county in 1902.