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Small Town Saturday: Newnan, GA

Newnan, Georgia was established in 1828 as the county seat of Coweta County. It was the site of a Confederate hospital during the Civil War and still contains many antebellum structures. The shops and restaurants of downtown are set around the square with the Coweta County Courthouse placed in the middle. More recently, movies like Zombieland, The Odd […]

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Small Town Saturday: Darien GA

Located south of Savannah, Darien is a small town in coastal Georgia first settled in 1736 by Scottish Highlanders. A British fort was located nearby and the area was affected by Spanish and Indian attacks. Much of the town was burned during the Civil War. Today, it has less than 2,000 residents and the main […]

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Small Town Saturday: Summerville, GA

Summerville, Georgia in the northwestern part of the state is made up of less than 5,000 residents. Founded in 1838 as the Chatooga County seat, it was named because it was a popular summer resort town. Today, it has a historic downtown with shops and restaurants, but it may be best known for Howard Finster’s […]

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Small Town Saturday: Newberry SC

Founded in the 1750s by European settlers, the area around Newberry, South Carolina became known for cotton plantations. Newberry College was used as a Civil War hospital and the historic courthouse was burnt by Sherman and his troops. Today, the town is home to around 10,000 people. A number of the neighborhoods are listed on the National […]

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Small Town Saturday: Decatur, AL

Located an hour from Huntsville, the town of Decatur, Alabama was first incorporated in 1821 on the banks of the Tennessee River. Ferries launched from here and it became an important crossroads for trade and trains. A number of buildings were destroyed during the Civil War but four that date back before it are still […]

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