On July 10, Williamsburg VA was named No. 6 in USA Today’s Best Small Historical Towns in America.
USA Today experts initially created a 20-town finalist list and then allocated a month for the public to vote on the top 10. Berkeley Springs was the only West Virginia town on the list.
USA has a rich and exciting history, and visiting the places which most affected it is so much more fun than reading about it. These 10 nominees for Best Historic Small Town have big histories and small populations – fewer than 35,000 people as of the last census – making them fun and affordable ways to dive into our nation’s past.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Historic Small Town are as follows:
- Granbury – Texas
- Abilene – Kansas
- Valparaiso – Indiana
- Mackinac Island – Michigan
- Natchitoches – Louisiana
- Williamsburg – Virginia
- Clarksdale – Mississippi
- St. Augustine – Florida
- Berkeley Springs – West Virginia
- Leadville – Colorado
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning small towns!