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    What kind of town do you live in?

    I presently live in Winchester, Kentucky, a neighboring community of Lexington, Kentucky, and really not much to say beyond that.

    As noted in my blog, I am moving to Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a much smaller town than where I presently live. Most visitors will primarily see it as a tourist town due to it being the gateway to Mammoth Cave and home to several other caves and attractions including Guntown Mountain.

    There is a community of people of different walks there as well, as with any town, just with a much smaller town as Cave City is, you can bump into the same people more frequently and people just are not in the rush that they are in the bigger towns.

    If you want to see the Cave City website, go through my blog at Joe Camper's Travel Adventures Blog and the link is in the sidebar under 'links'.

    On Saturday, I went to Cave City again and drove through town peacefully. I went on to Bowling Green, Kentucky, a much bigger town, and damn near got trampled several times in the Walmart, caught up in traffic congestion, and discovering that people drive as badly as they shop in a Walmart store.

    I had also passed through Smiths Grove. Kentucky, another small town, looking at some old RVs some private sellers had; much the same peacefulness as Cave City.

    A lot of these small towns along the cave corridor of I-65 don't have the big chain stores and bussle of the larger towns; even Walmart, great destroyer of small towns they are, has not invaded them. Naturally there are fast food joints, motels, and gas stations at the interstate exits, but these services don't extend much into the towns themselves and a lot of the shops and business in these small towns are still locally owned.

    The move will be a change of pace for me. I grew up in various towns as a child, being that I was a military brat and moved around a lot. I went to high school and graduated in a small town where people generally knew each other. It has been a while since I have lived in such a small town, like over 25 years, and am looking forward to the change, plus getting closer to the downtown area (if you can really call it that in Cave City) where I can just walk or bike into town rather than having to drive several miles.

    I'll be posting to a separate blog than my travel blog about integrating into Cave City. Though I will be cataloging the tourist sites on my travel blog, I will be cataloging local business, shops, and events in Cave City on a separate blog.

    What kind of town do you live in and do you blog about it?

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    Jan 2009
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania (United States). As of the 2,000 census there were 4,230 people living here. My high school class had approximately 111 people in it. The area is deeply embedded in what's referred to as the 'coal region'. Back in the day it was the place to be and many wealthy people lived there because they profited off the mining operations. As the coal disappeared and new energy sources were found, the area pretty much dried up and it dwindled down to almost nothing.

    Now it's a very small community. The kind of place where everyone knows each other. In fact, I look at it to be a lot like "Desperate Housewives" in a way. =P The great thing about this area though is definitely the historical value. So many awesome things have taken place around there. Even the Dorsey brothers grew up there. (They were born elsewhere but lived in my hometown after they were a few years old.) Links below are things from the general area, not necessarily my exact hometown, but just the community:

    Other interesting stuff from around the area: (Not far from my hometown. The movie Silent Hill was based off of this location.)

    Interesting People from around the area:

    A few minutes from here is the first roller coaster in the United States as well!

    I probably could blog about that area, but it's not a very internet-savvy community so there wouldn't be much good.
    So allow me to finish with this: The area now is nothing special, but at least it has some awesome history!

    Edit: Found some good pictures of my hometown for you:

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    I live in a campus town.

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    May 2009
    New York

  5. i also live in a town where everyone is a maniac lol

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    Jul 2009
    Dorm Room/Office
    Murphy is a town in Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,568 at the 2000 census. Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County[3] and is the westernmost county seat in North Carolina. It is closer to the capitals of six other states (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia) than to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Murphy was named for North Carolina politician Archibald Murphey.

    Murphy is located at 35°5′23″N 84°1′48″W / 35.08972°N 84.03°W / 35.08972; -84.03 (35.089848, -84.029924).[4]
    According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (8.80%) is water.
    The town is located at the confluence of the Hiwassee River and Valley River.


    The site of Murphy, along the Hiwassee River, was known to the Cherokee as Tlanusi-yi (the Leech Place), because of a legend about a giant leech named Tlanusi that lived in the river there.[5]
    The Trading Path (later called the "Unicoi Turnpike") passed by the future site of Murphy, connecting the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the "Overhill Towns" of Tennessee.[6]
    In 1836, during the Cherokee removal known as the Trail of Tears, the United States army built Fort Butler in what is today Murphy. Fort Butler acted as the main collection point for Cherokee east of the mountains. From Fort Butler the Cherokee were taken over the mountains on the Unicoi Turnpike to the main internment camps at Fort Cass (today Charleston, Tennessee). Today the Unicoi Turnpike is known as Joe Brown Highway. The Cherokee County Historical Museum located in Murphy provides information about the Trail of Tears.[7]
    Murphy was once the terminus of the Murphy Branch rail line built in the late 1800s, although the branch no longer reaches Murphy.
    Murphy was also the home of the once well-known crafts manufacturer Margaret Studios, which operated a nationwide chain of gift stores for its woodcraft products and housewares, such as lazy susans and gift trays.


    As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,568 people, 725 households, and 440 families residing in the town. The population density was 687.7 people per square mile (265.5/km²). There were 819 housing units at an average density of 359.2/sq mi (138.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.60% White, 5.48% African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.
    There were 725 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% are married couples/sex couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.71.
    In the town the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.
    The median income for a household in the town was $24,952, and the median income for a family was $35,234. Males had a median income of $30,395 versus $16,908 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,926. About 16.7% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.

    Murphy Trivia

    • Murphy is mentioned extensively in "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins, as the author spent several months living with a local family and working at a sawmill nearby.

    • Mark Deweese, All-American Cross Country and Track runner was born in Murphy and attended Murphy High.

    • Murphy has been an answer on the game show Jeopardy 3 different times for the following:

    1. At one time, it was 1 of only 2 towns in the country to be the terminus of two trains lines (Southern and L&N) 2. One of only 3 towns to have an all marble court house. Only one in which it was actually quarried in the same county. 3. Though not right in Murphy, the largest 10 Commandments in the world is located just outside of Murphy at Fields of the Wood.

    • Famous rock duo 'Bon and Tank' joined forces within the Murphy city limits and performed their smash hit "Chee'in it Up" at the local Foster's Flea Market which aired on Party Line radio on April 1, 1984.

    • Famous local actress, Hogan Boagie Smithsonian, was born on February 2, 1977. She currently travels cross-country performing as "Diva Extreme" in the musical "Hustle It".

    • Good Lawdy Mr "Gawdy" Fletcher is founder and president of the local Twilight fan club chapter.

    That was from Wikipedia. I was raised in Nowhere, NC.


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    I live in this town,where you can get every thing.

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