In the past, when darkness fell, the world changed—until men could find clever means of bringing illumination into their homes
According to some statistics, Fairhope has more published writers per capita than anywhere else in the country
Mount Vernon, Virginia
The political battles between Washington and Jefferson remind us that political conflict is not new
Head to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a day filled with out-of-this-world fun
Finding a community of like-minded idealists in Fairhope, Marietta Johnson created an environment of learning where children were free to be children and each child’s unique personality was welcomed and cultivated
As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened
Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana
The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history
Tax law is not, as a general rule, an inspiring subject. For the good folks of Fairhope, Alabama, however, it’s nothing less than the reason for their existence.
Independence, MO; Karnack, TX; Plains, GA; Midland, TX
These Southern examples of humility and grace didn’t take their leading lady roles lightly. More than just charming hostesses, these ladies served as Presidential confidantes, advisors, and far more.
You’ve got more than just a “fair” chance of having a fabulous weekend in this charming, artsy small town cozied up to the eastern bank of Mobile Bay in south Alabama
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.
From naval stores to automobile factories, Jacksonville’s strategic location as a Southern port city built a strong foundation for all she is today
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
Pickaway and Union, West Virginia; McIntosh, Florida
The rural nature of so much of Southern existence once meant a church, a school, and a store for nearly every pocket of farms and houses
Grabtown, North Carolina
Before her meteor rise to stardom, this backwoods belle had a tweak or two to make to her Carolina charm