Georgia

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

Two Sides of the Mountain: The Controversial History of Georgia’s Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Nearly fifty years after its completion, the South’s largest stone relief memorial still draws plenty of attention in both crowds and controversy

Alexander Stephens, Vice President to a Failing Nation

Crawfordville, Georgia

Fully supportive of slavery but resistant to secession, Alexander Stephens believed in and fought for a state’s right to both

Gone with the Wind—After How Many Years?

Atlanta, Georgia

We’re betting you’ve seen the epic movie, but have you ever read the book? Writer Ben House thinks it’s time to ’fess up.

Tybee Island: Georgia’s Little Island Paradise

Tybee Island, Georgia

The easternmost point in all of Georgia, Tybee Island has been one of the state’s most popular resorts for nearly a century and a half

Will the Real Watermelon Capital of the World Please Stand Up?

Cordele, Georgia; Hope, Arkansas; Luling, Texas; Rush Springs, Oklahoma

From Georgia to Texas, Southern states celebrate watermelon goodness and greatness—who gets the title of Watermelon King?

Old Fort Jackson and Savannah in the Civil War

Savannah, Georgia

Built over 200 years ago, Georgia’s oldest brick fort stands as a memorial to Savannah’s part to play in a War that ravaged the South

Waffle House: An American Dream

Atlanta, Georgia

Though it’s grown far beyond its humble beginnings, Waffle House continues to cater to the blue-collar backbone of the South

Southern Ports: The Maritime Backbone of Southern Economies

Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia

Maritime fortunes may be more associated with the seafaring towns of New England in the popular memory, but make no mistake about it, such trade built the South as well

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Savannah’s Metropolitan District: History and Revival

Savannah, Georgia

Old but beautiful buildings and neighborhoods across the South are finding new life infused into them—and there are few better examples of this than Savannah