Pack your bags for Natchitoches, Louisiana—a Southern classic

If you wanted to create the quintessential Southern small town, you’d model it after Natchitoches. Just ask Robert Harling, the man behind "Steel Magnolias."

Thomasville, Georgia: A proper Southern town

Drive or walk down the town’s original brick roads, sit on its wrought-iron benches, and admire its preserved Victorian architecture.

Enjoy lake life in the quaint town of Mount Dora, Florida

With 1,400 lakes and an elevation 184 feet above sea level, the Central Florida town was dubbed the “Land of Lakes and Hills” by early promoters.

Letter from the Editor: Small-town charm

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Benefield shares the how and why behind "Small Towns of the South."