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
Heroes get the glory they deserve, but their wives and widows courageously pay their own dear price for it all
Mount Vernon, Virginia
The political battles between Washington and Jefferson remind us that political conflict is not new
Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas
Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home
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.
Greeneville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Culpepper, VA; Savannah, GA; Wytheville, VA
Lisa Lakey presents five more snapshots of these notable Southern ladies and their crucial role in the leadership of our nation
Clarksville, VA; Murfreesboro, TN; Calvert County, MD; Lexington, KY
While they grew with roots deep in Southern soil, these First Ladies understood all too well that a title could not protect them from the hardships life dealt in Washington
Lake City, Florida; Pearisburg, Virginia; and Valdosta, Georgia
Why the courthouse square in the South and not a “village green”?
Mt. Vernon, Charlottesville, and Montpelier Station, Virginia; Nashville, Tennessee
Through slander, grief, and war, these women stood beside the Founding Fathers with all the wit, grace, and charm that come from roots planted deep in Southern soil
Perhaps no one served General Lee so faithfully during his Civil War years as his devoted horses, Traveller and Lucy Long
Ever wonder why we put citrus in our stockings? Why the Outer Banks celebrate Christmas twelve days late? Find the history behind five of the South’s most perplexing Christmas traditions here.
If you took “the tree” out of the average American Christmas experience, the holiday would largely be unrecognizable. And yet did you know that this seemingly dyed-in-the-wool Yuletide element has only been popular in our country since the nineteenth century?
Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; McAdenville, North Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida
From Texas to Florida, the South is all lit up with Christmas. Here are five of the Christmas-lights best!
Berkeley Plantation, Virginia
In the contest for First Thanksgiving holiday rights, the South wins!
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Enjoying seafood in these parts is as old as the country itself, and this up-and-coming fish heaven is dishing up some of the best of present delights in history-saturated Hampton Roads
You may or may not realize it, but fox hunting for fun—complete with brass buttons, faithful hounds, and noble steeds—is still alive and well in the oldest parts of the South