About Talladega, Alabama
Talladega ( /?tæl??d???/) is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 16,735. The city is the county seat of Talladega County . Talladega is approximately 50 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.The city is home to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind and the Talladega Municipal Airport, a public general aviation airport. The Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega College and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame are located nearby.Talladega is a Muscogee (Creek) Native American word derived from TVLVTEKE. The source of this name is Creek 'talwa' [dot over the "a"], town, and 'atigi' [another dot over the "a"], border -- 'Border Town' -- a town indicating its location on the boundary between the lands of the Creek tribe and those of the Natchez. While the town's name is /?tæl??d???/ by local inhabitants, the racetrack's name is /?tæl??de???/ by auto racing fans.