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Small town in appalachia

Street from a small town in Appalachia-can you guess where it is? Does the streets where you live look similar?

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It's not Bryson City. Perhaps Dillsboro?


Better late than never! Just a word about Canton, NC. I DID NOT GUESS ON IT! All I knew about Canton was it stinks like a skunk! Well it is no wonder because the organic Sulfur compounds emitted from the factory there is the same (Mercaptains) which skunks spray on you when you mess with them!

But it may not stink anymore! Congratulations to the WINNER.

Eva Nell

My lovely hometown of Canton, NC

It looks like Brevard to me. Note to Hank Snow: I can tell you it isn't Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Lake Toxaway, Banner Elk or Valle Crucis. And it certainly isn't Arden or Etowah. By the way, you left out Boone.

Brasstown or Murphy is as close as I can get. It's the only two towns I spent some time in while in your beautiful state.

I believe this is Canton, NC.
My husband grew up there.

No idea where this is but to Mary Lou, my home town is Sylva, NC and no this doesn't look like Sylva to me.

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Hi Tipper - My guess is Big Stone Gap, VA!

Brasstown, NC

I'd guess Murphy, NC like some others did.

Main Street

Tipper this looks like Sylvia, N. C. also in McCayesville, Ga.

Tipper , This picture could be from several small towns here in far eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia but it looks like Appalachia, Virginia to me.
Larry Proffitt

I am going to take a wild guess, since I haven't been in appalachia since1957. Bryson city. Bless all the blind pigs. K.o.h

Bryson City? Know I've been here, but not often enough to be certain which town it is.

I am late, my computer got real hateful with me and I had to call in the troops...He just happened to drop by and I cornered him, my son, to help me. He sure helped speed it up. He told my other son that I thought my computer had a personality! One time he told me, "Mom, it is only a machine, not a person!"I had told him while he was working on it that you could only move the curser a certain way to log on or it would be real hateful...he laughed, but he did something that took some of the "smart aleckness" out of it!
Now then, I think that picture could be any small town in the mountains. How about Murphy or Andrews...I even went as far as thinking it might be Marshall, Pickens, Easly... but I think I would see the courthouse on the left if Marshall. The only thing about trying to identifiny these towns is recognizing the parking spaces, that I remember. Some have horizonal parking some have angle parking some had no parking!
Thanks Tipper,
I'm wondering where it is?

I see many similarities of small towns
in Appalachia, but I'm gonna guess

(Actually, you've got me stumped!)

It looks like Central Ave. in Nebraska City, Nebraska to me.

Canton, NC


Romney, West Virginia?

Is it possibly Brasstown? Home of the Possum Drop and the Blind Pig Gang?

It reminds me of Glasgow, KY.

Not being acquainted with the towns in Appalachia, I won't hazard a guess. I imagine the brick along the sidewalks will be the give-away; did they widen the sidewalks or was that original decoration? - or is there some other story to that feature?

The main thing I noticed is how nicely kept (my Dad's side of the family would say "kempt". . . ) the buildings and streets are. Most of the towns of that age with which I am familiar have not aged nearly as well - unless they have been turned into an antiques or tourist mecca. While such a fate is not the worst thing that can happen to a town, the town pictured seems to waking up and eager to greet a new day.

Never having lived in Appalachia, I have no idea what town this may be. But it looks very typical a any small town around where I live in East Texas.

It reminds me a little of Sylva, NC

This looks like the street going to the City Light Rest. and book store in Sylvia N.C. I am guessing, but I got to thinking this is probably where it is.

Tipper, this street looks like one in McCayesville, Ga. We used to go to the New York Strip restaurant to eat.

My guess is Murphy, NC

Just a wild guess. Is it Murphy, North Carolina? I love small towns. The streets look very similar to where I live. I grew up in the outskirts of Natchitoches, LA. It is the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase and was established in 1714. The town is excited about celebrating our 300 year anniversary this year.

very familiar for our area ---

I'd guess Murphy.

Beckley West Virginia?

My guess might be Hayesville, NC, but it does remind me of an old time view of cities in the Western sections of NC. Walking down a street like this is so relaxing.

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