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Jonesborough in the running for USA Today Historic Small Towns


The town of Jonesborough is competing against 20 other small towns across America to be named among USA Today’s 10 Best Historic Small Towns. Nicknamed the “Storytelling Capital of the World” and home of the National Storytelling Festival, Tennessee’s oldest town was recommended for its museums and historic sites such as the Chester Inn. Nominees must have populations of fewer than 25,000 and be suggested by USA Today editors. Readers can vote once a day per category for their favorite. Jonesborough is competing against Abilene, Kan.; Berkeley Springs, W.Va,.; Breckenridge, Colo.; Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.; Chester, Vt.; Cumberland, Md.; Durango, Colo.; Gallup, N.M.; Heber City, Utah; Ludington, Mich.; Marietta, Ohio; Moab, Utah; Round Top, Texas; Ruston, La.; San Elizario, Texas; Stockbridge, Mass.; Wickford, R.I.; Winslow, Ariz.; and Winterset, Iowa, for the top honors.