Greenville in magazine's final 15 for "Coolest Small Town in America" | Community Spirit
Greenville,KY is a finalist for Budget Travel Magazine’s “Coolest Small Town in America”.
There were 924 nominations made online and Greenville was named among the final 15 contenders. Gulf Shores, Alabama, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and Watkins Glen, NY are also among the finalists.
Voting to select a winner is going on right now…and Greenville needs your vote.
According to one of our Facebook fans who alerted us to this...”Greenville's heritage and its multimillion dollar renovations to downtown, free weekly concerts with Saturdays on the square, and growing business has made it a top finalist.
To see the finalists and vote for the Coolest Small Town, click here.
Here's what the magazine says about Greenville:
"That particularly Southern combination of down-home charm and old-fashioned grandeur is old hat in Greenville. Founded in 1799 and settled by Revolutionary War veterans, it grew over the next century into the seat of one of the South's most profitable coal-mining regions. That history is reflected in the enduring elegance of city landmarks such as the 105-year-old Beaux Arts courthouse and 111-year-old Palace Theater.
On Main Street, laid-back locals and mom-and-pop establishments evoke the guitar and harmonica twangs of folk songs. You might even hear John Prine's "Paradise" as you stroll the streets—the renowned singer-songwriter penned some of his most famous lyrics about the coal-mining history of Greenville and the surrounding area. The town's musical legacy lives on at Rockford's Place Café: part eatery, part jam session venue, it adds a little funk to the Greenville scene."