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Old 01-16-2009, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Resilientsmile View Post
Thank you all so far for your suggestions. I have started a file with all my research. I did forget one thing however. Which of the towns mentioned have a "town square"? I'm picturing one with old brick buildings. Do these types of things still exist? When I lived on the alabama border as a child our town square even had an old pharmacy(the ones with the old wood floors and glass counter-tops). It was quite charming. Thanks again

Oh, and I am gonna have to find Knoxgarden(although I feel a bit silly asking questions about things that are so far in the future. It is fun to dream though!)
Kingston and Dandridge would probably come closest to having an old-time town square. Both are the county seats of their respective counties and so have old courthouses. Dandridge has been around since 1793 so it's got quite a few historical old buildings in its little and pictoresque downtown.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:47 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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You are more likely to find town square type towns farther south. Just don't see them that much in East Tennessee.
I'd suggest you look at downtown Knoxville and close in areas. Market Square will give you the small town feel and you'll find the attitude you're looking for. No need to go out in the country for it.
Other possibles would be Greeneville, TN and Rogersville, TN.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:50 AM
Location: Harris co.
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Pine Mt GA.

You can camp at FDR state park.
I love Pine Mt.
Hamilton also.My son and DIL just moved to Hamilton.They love it.

Harris Co is a great place to live.
We lie on the Fortson side of the county.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:52 AM
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Town Square? One of my favorites is Murfreesboro!
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:07 AM
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Kingston is lovely and Greeneville and Murfreesboro are both excellent suggestions.

Clinton, Sweetwater, Rockwood, Jonesborough and Lynchburg offer varying degrees of that old-timey charm and historical feel. My favorite is Franklin, though again, that's Middle TN.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:47 AM
Location: Knoxville
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I like Clinton and Sweetwater. But then again we are into antiques. It does have small town charm in both.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:37 AM
Location: Florida
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thanks to all We are making a road trip up to East TN late April-May sometime. We will be camping and searching out the areas, meetin' and greetin' with the locals(if they will have us, haha.) I just have to narrow down my ever growing list of places to go. Once we move we will be renting at first, so if we decide we prefer another town we might frequent, we can call up the moving truck when the lease is up. I hope most East Tennesseans are as nice as the ones on this forum
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