America's Best Historic Small Town? Bisbee, Arizona!
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- Chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best
Thomasville, Ga.; Abingdon, Va.; Mackinac Island, Mich. and Astoria, Ore. in top five
The USA has a rich and exciting history, and visiting the places which most affected it is so much more fun than reading about it. These 10 winners in the category Best Historic Small Town have big histories and small populations – fewer than 25,000 people – making them fun and affordable ways to dive into our nation's past.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Historic Small Town are as follows:
- Bisbee, Ariz.
- Thomasville, Ga.
- Abingdon, Va.
- Mackinac Island, Mich.
- Astoria, Ore.
- Solvang, Calif.
- Sitka, Alaska
- Hudson, N.Y.
- Williamsburg, Va.
- Dahlonega, Ga.
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Larry Bleiberg (LarryBleiberg.com), Deborah Fallows (American Futures), Anna Hider (Roadtrippers), Libby McMillan and the 10Best team of Local Experts were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of American travel.
Additional nominees in this category included Beaufort, S.C.; Deadwood, S.D.; Fredericksburg, Texas; Natchez, Miss.; Newport, R.I.; Oxford, Miss.; Selma, Ala.; St. Augustine, Fla.; Taos, N.M. and Telluride, Colo.
Congratulations to all our winning small towns!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo
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