Georgia

Henry Clay Lewis and the Rise of Southern Gothic Literature

Savannah, Georgia

The prestige and grandeur of the antebellum South, plunged into the chaos and ruin of the War and its aftermath, provided the perfect setting for one of America’s most unique genres of the literary arts

The Wyld and the Seafood Culture of Coastal Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Can you in Savannah find high-quality, innovative, and fresh seafood in a casual environment? You can at the Wyld, a new restaurant already known for breaking some of the rules.

The Notable Legacy of Madeira in Charleston and Savannah

Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia

The exotic island wine that supported America in its infancy is poised for a comeback with surprisingly delicious results

Statesboro: From Cotton King to State-of-the-Art College Town

Statesboro, Georgia

Once the world’s leading Sea Island cotton producer, Statesboro has been a happy home to Georgia Southern U for over a century now—and it shows

Southern State Songs That Stick in Your Head

Oklahoma, Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky

If every state had a Ray Charles song or a James Taylor tune, there wouldn’t be a soul to forget it

Southern State Capitols: Beauty, History, and Quirks (Part One)

Montgomery, AL; Little Rock, AR; Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA

Join Andi Reynolds as she takes us on a quick tour of some of the most important—and impressive—buildings in the South

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