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:
http://www.puretalkforum.com/f2/centralia-pennsylvania-5452.html (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: