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Old 05-31-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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Hipsters are hillbillies in Disguise !
So true!

 
Old 05-31-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Southern Indiana has some towns that are as bad as anywhere in Appalachia. Austin Indiana is nationally well known for a recent heroin epidemic that led to 100 people getting HIV through use of dirty needles. Finding discarded needles in public parks has become so bad that they state has a hotline to report them. 10 years ago in the same town a drug addict murdered a 10 year old boy to try to get drug money. Southern IN has some nice areas too but the crappy towns are horrible.
 
Old 06-21-2015, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Hey wow this thread is still alive.

So here's a few interesting towns I've encountered in upstate New York recently that while not necessarily "scary" have certainly earned their hillbilly badges one way or another.

Irelandville
Reading Center
Odessa
Beaver Dams
Monterey (unsure on the spelling)
Dundee
Tyrone
Millport <--- this town is straight out of Appalachia literally and figuratively. I love it.
 
Old 06-21-2015, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Originally Posted by Sagittarius Sirius View Post
Hipsters are hillbillies in Disguise !
HAHA Oh man this is so true.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Stretch in GA on 75 from Tifton to Macon including Cordele, Warner Robins, Perry, etc. Do not stop any of these places if you are going to Orlando or something, just hold your pee or make sure to fill up in Atlanta.
On I-75, You're much, much more likely to see "Scary Hillbilly Towns" driving through Appalachia, East TN, East KY, and Northern GA (South of Chattanooga until you reach Atlanta's Northern burbs) than you would in that stretch.

Driving that stretch on I-75

North Macon - Suburban
South Macon - Ghetto (Mercer Univ, Eisenhower Pkwy, and Pio Nono exits); Suburban (Hartley Bridge Rd, Sardis Church Rd exits)
Byron - Suburban (Nice gas stations with people mostly people passing through, or students headed to Fort Valley State, a black college)
Warner Robins - Suburban; Military Town
Perry - Suburban
Unadilla, Vienna, Cordele - These are rural towns, but all of them are 60+ % black.

not a very "Hillbilly" stretch at all.


The biggest "Hillybilly" vibe I catch from Atlanta to Orlando, is Lake City, Florida, and even that's no comparison to Appalachia I-75.

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Old 08-24-2015, 06:01 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by CookieSkoon View Post
Hey wow this thread is still alive.

So here's a few interesting towns I've encountered in upstate New York recently that while not necessarily "scary" have certainly earned their hillbilly badges one way or another.

Irelandville
Reading Center
Odessa
Beaver Dams
Monterey (unsure on the spelling)
Dundee
Tyrone
Millport <--- this town is straight out of Appalachia literally and figuratively. I love it.
I've biked through Odessa once, maybe driven through to it. Nothing about it gave me "hillbilly" but it was tiny, out of the way and not cute.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Gainesville, MO. Quite the redneck, scary town.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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Pretty much any small town in East Texas...
 
Old 08-24-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I've biked through Odessa once, maybe driven through to it. Nothing about it gave me "hillbilly" but it was tiny, out of the way and not cute.
I guess you need to meet more of the locals. ;P

Granted this whole thread a little tongue and cheek anyhow; there really is no such town as a media-fueled hillbilly nightmare. Only towns with those kinds of people living in them alongside everybody else.

No matter where you go there will always be kind people even if they are a little off-putting at first.

The irony of the whole situation is that in today's world cities are far more likely to contain really bad types of people than any small town.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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Try Klickitat, Washington sometime.

It makes the hillbilly Goldendale, Washington seem like big city.
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