Travel magazine votes Lynchburg one of 12 most charming small towns in Tennessee

The digital travel magazine, Trips to Discover, recently named Lynchburg as one of the 12 most charming small towns in Tennessee. (A Lynchburg Times Photo)

It’s no secret to locals or those who frequently visit our tiny hamlet but a travel magazine recently named Lynchburg, Tennessee as one of the 12 Most Charming Small Towns in Tennessee. The digital magazine, Trips to Discover, says it boasts a monthly readership of around 1.6 million people.

“Road tripping is what the state of Tennessee is made for. Landlocked and diverse, it’s a gem of the southeastern United States, an area of contrasting landscapes and inspiring music. Elvis lived and shined here, Dolly Parton was born next to the Great Smoky Mountains, Aretha Franklin sang in the venues of Memphis, and the western Delta of Mississippi gifted the world with the blues,” the online article states. “It’s the charming small towns of Tennessee where you should go looking for The Volunteer State’s soul, concealed in the mountain valleys, gracing the Mississippi shores, and greeting travelers in the central plains. All of the destinations on this list are worthy of your exploration.”

The article describes Lynchburg as the place where the distiller Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel started his production.

Interestingly, nearby Tullahoma also made the list stating that it’s famous for the Beechcraft Heritage Museum, Short Springs Natural Area, and Tims Ford State Park, which is actually located in Franklin County. The other 10 small towns listed in the article include Paris, Cookeville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Gatlinburg, Franklin, Jonesborough, Dandridge, Savannah, and Pigeon Forge.

To view the complete list, click here. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only locally-owned newspaper in Lynchburg and also the only woman-owned newspaper in Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}