Alabama State Rock



Photo courtesy of Mineral Information Institute: Marble.


Alabama marble was designated the official state rock symbol in 1969. The major source of Alabama marble is in an area known as the "Sylacauga marble belt" in Talladega County. The marble from this area has been called the whitest marble in the world. Well known for it's high-grade crystaline texture and beauty, Alabama marble has been used in buildings and monuments for over 160 years.

Alabama marble was used in the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the United States Capitol, and several other well known buildings in the nations capitol. It has also been used for churches, banks and government buildings in numerous states throughout the nation.



Statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial (Alabama marble was used in the LIncoln memorial); photo by Michael McDonough on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).
Statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial