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Talladega (tălədēˈgə) [key], city (1990 pop. 18,175), seat of Talladega co., NE central Ala., in the Blue Ridge foothills; inc. 1835. There are significant marble and limestone quarries. Textiles, furniture, industrial rubber, and metal products are the chief manufactures. In Nov., 1813, Andrew Jackson defeated a force of Creeks at this Native American border town. The city is the seat of Talladega College and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Many antebellum homes remain. The Talladega Superspeedway north of the city hosts NASCAR races.

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