All in Cities and Small Towns
Back in the late 1990’s, Hollywood looked to turn Homer Hickman’s novel, “Rocket Boys” into a major motion picture. They needed a place to stand in for Hickman’s hometown of Coalwood, WV. With its old brick buildings, railroad tracks and small town charm, one small East Tennessee town turned out to be the perfect spot.
An 8,000 pound bronzed bell serves as a reminder of what can happen when differences are put aside for people to work together for the common good.
In a city filled with modern skyscrapers and a constantly changing skyline, it is nice to know you can find gems from the past throughout the city.
An expansive historic district, colonial charm and southern hospitality make Savannah a must visit city in the South.
A cotton mill town'; the “capital” of one of the country’s richest coalfields; and a town with a “salty” past are all places in Southwest Virginia where history makes them great places to visit.
An historic town saved from being swallowed up by a lake; a place thousands of people used to flock to soak in healing waters; and a tale of two cities that witnessed a massive environmental disaster. These are three Tennessee towns with an unsual past.
East Tennessee is filled with small towns and there are reasons to visit each one. Here are three charming and historic towns you should put on your list to visit.