Sparta, GA; Sparta, KY; Sparta, MS; Sparta, TN; Sparta, VA; Sparta, NC; Spartanburg, SC
Seven Spartas dot the South, and each one has its own story of that indomitable spartan spirit
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places
Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana
The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history
All 16 States of the South
Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Trees, angels, hurricanes, rescue—this unique and beautiful work of art has quite a tale to tell
Are there giant black cats roaming around Alabama?
Undoubtedly the best introduction to Faulkner’s literary world—and his best telling of the Southern story
Take a day or two to discover this charming Delta town
The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it
Take a day trip to this Mississippi city to explore its impressive musical heritage and get a glimpse of a million-dollar guitar
Orange Beach, Alabama; Gulf Shores, Alabama
Dig your toes out of the sugar-white sand and dig into the dishes at these Alabama coastal faves
Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS
In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world
The “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers reached way down deep into the hearts of Americans with his songs about the twists and turns, blessings and curses, of life
Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina
Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.
Successfully merging two genres, Welty forged a new kind of prose vocabulary, in which touches of poetry worked themselves into almost every paragraph
Orange Beach, Alabama
In need of a beach vacation? It’s time you made your way down to one of the best spots on the Gulf, where Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi all converge to make one great coastline.
Biscuits, fried chicken, cornbread—you can make them all without buttermilk, but only buttermilk pushes them to be their best