Where Is It?

Small town in appalachia

Street from a small town in Appalachia-can you guess where it is? Does the streets where you live look similar?

Leave a comment with your guess of where the street is-everyone who guesses will be entered in a giveaway for a goody bag full of Blind Pig stuff. (giveaway ends Sunday February 23, 2014)


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    February 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    It’s not Bryson City. Perhaps Dillsboro?

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    February 24, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Better late than never! Just a word about Canton, NC. I DID NOT GUESS ON IT! All I knew about Canton was it stinks like a skunk! Well it is no wonder because the organic Sulfur compounds emitted from the factory there is the same (Mercaptains) which skunks spray on you when you mess with them!
    But it may not stink anymore! Congratulations to the WINNER.
    Eva Nell

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    janet pressley
    February 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

    My lovely hometown of Canton, NC

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    Granny Norma
    February 23, 2014 at 12:59 am

    It looks like Brevard to me. Note to Hank Snow: I can tell you it isn’t Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Lake Toxaway, Banner Elk or Valle Crucis. And it certainly isn’t Arden or Etowah. By the way, you left out Boone.

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    Patti Tappel
    February 22, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Brasstown or Murphy is as close as I can get. It’s the only two towns I spent some time in while in your beautiful state.

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    margaret johnson
    February 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I believe this is Canton, NC.
    My husband grew up there.

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    February 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    No idea where this is but to Mary Lou, my home town is Sylva, NC and no this doesn’t look like Sylva to me.

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    Hank Snow
    February 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Connelly Springs, Hot Springs, Hudson, Hazelwood, Clyde, Waynesville, Clayton, Clinton, Candler, Culberson, Valdese, Old Fort, Mars Hill, Marion, Spruce Pine, Robbinsville, Brevard, Cashiers, Highlands, Columbus, Glenville, Polkville, Arden, Ellendale, Erwin, Elk Park, Etowah, Del Rio, Darby, Drexel, Forest City, Walhalla, Whittier? Leicester, Linville, Newland, Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock, Lake Lure, Lake Toxaway? Marble, Granite Falls, Ranger, Rhodhiss, Sawmills? Unicoi, Boomer, Bulls Gap, Barnardsville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Bakersville, Banner Elk, Bethelem, Qualla, Lauada? Almond, Stecoah, Cheoah, Tapoco, Topton, Tallulah, Taylorsville? Democrat, Dillsboro, Balsam, Weaverville, Warne, Valle Crucis, Knob?

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    Teresa Lynn
    February 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Tipper – My guess is Big Stone Gap, VA!

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    Peggy Lambert
    February 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Brasstown, NC

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    February 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I’d guess Murphy, NC like some others did.

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    February 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Main Street

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    February 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Tipper this looks like Sylvia, N. C. also in McCayesville, Ga.

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    Larry Proffitt
    February 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Tipper , This picture could be from several small towns here in far eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia but it looks like Appalachia, Virginia to me.
    Larry Proffitt

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    February 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I am going to take a wild guess, since I haven’t been in appalachia since1957. Bryson city. Bless all the blind pigs. K.o.h

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    Suzi Phillips
    February 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Bryson City? Know I’ve been here, but not often enough to be certain which town it is.

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    b. Ruth
    February 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I am late, my computer got real hateful with me and I had to call in the troops…He just happened to drop by and I cornered him, my son, to help me. He sure helped speed it up. He told my other son that I thought my computer had a personality! One time he told me, “Mom, it is only a machine, not a person!”I had told him while he was working on it that you could only move the curser a certain way to log on or it would be real hateful…he laughed, but he did something that took some of the “smart aleckness” out of it!
    Now then, I think that picture could be any small town in the mountains. How about Murphy or Andrews…I even went as far as thinking it might be Marshall, Pickens, Easly… but I think I would see the courthouse on the left if Marshall. The only thing about trying to identifiny these towns is recognizing the parking spaces, that I remember. Some have horizonal parking some have angle parking some had no parking!
    Thanks Tipper,
    I’m wondering where it is?

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    Ken Roper
    February 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I see many similarities of small towns
    in Appalachia, but I’m gonna guess
    (Actually, you’ve got me stumped!)

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    Ken Kuhlmann
    February 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    It looks like Central Ave. in Nebraska City, Nebraska to me.

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    Sharon Roberts
    February 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Canton, NC

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    Sue Crane
    February 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm


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    Paul Certo
    February 21, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Romney, West Virginia?

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    February 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Is it possibly Brasstown? Home of the Possum Drop and the Blind Pig Gang?

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    Julie Hughes
    February 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

    It reminds me of Glasgow, KY.

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    February 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Not being acquainted with the towns in Appalachia, I won’t hazard a guess. I imagine the brick along the sidewalks will be the give-away; did they widen the sidewalks or was that original decoration? – or is there some other story to that feature?
    The main thing I noticed is how nicely kept (my Dad’s side of the family would say “kempt”. . . ) the buildings and streets are. Most of the towns of that age with which I am familiar have not aged nearly as well – unless they have been turned into an antiques or tourist mecca. While such a fate is not the worst thing that can happen to a town, the town pictured seems to waking up and eager to greet a new day.

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    Ken Ryan
    February 21, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Never having lived in Appalachia, I have no idea what town this may be. But it looks very typical a any small town around where I live in East Texas.

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    Kimberly Burnette-Dean
    February 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    It reminds me a little of Sylva, NC

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    February 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

    This looks like the street going to the City Light Rest. and book store in Sylvia N.C. I am guessing, but I got to thinking this is probably where it is.

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    February 21, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Tipper, this street looks like one in McCayesville, Ga. We used to go to the New York Strip restaurant to eat.

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    Melissa P (Misplaced Southerner)
    February 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    My guess is Murphy, NC

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    February 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Just a wild guess. Is it Murphy, North Carolina? I love small towns. The streets look very similar to where I live. I grew up in the outskirts of Natchitoches, LA. It is the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase and was established in 1714. The town is excited about celebrating our 300 year anniversary this year.

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    Teresa Atkinson
    February 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

    very familiar for our area —

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    Uncle al
    February 21, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I’d guess Murphy.

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    February 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Beckley West Virginia?

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    February 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

    My guess might be Hayesville, NC, but it does remind me of an old time view of cities in the Western sections of NC. Walking down a street like this is so relaxing.

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    Chad Barrett
    February 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Main Street Canton N.C. Chad

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    February 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    It looks like Anywhere, USA. It could be anywhere in Appalachia, and makes me feel at home just looking at it. I especially love the brick. When I see old brick streets, I always think about those who laid them and how durable they have been.

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    steve in Tn
    February 21, 2014 at 8:10 am

    No clue, but I like the contest. I guess Blowing Rock. One of the old casual country magazines often included a “guess where this is” contest and it always amazed me how similar the views are in a wide range of geography. New York can look like Texas if you take the right pictures…fun and educational.

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    Bob and Inez Jones
    February 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Tipper- This looks like a town that I would like to visit. I would say it must be a pretty little town. Of course I would have to guess as I have never been down that far in reality but in my mind only from reading, but maybe this is Brasstown that I read about in your blog. Have a great day!

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    Mike McLain
    February 21, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I have no idea where this may be. Just a guess – Hayesville?

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    February 21, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I am NOT certain, but I think the photo is of MAIN STREET over in Mayberry, NC. We have driven through Mayberry only once – but I might HOPEFULLY be right about this!
    Eva Nell

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    February 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Could this be in Murphy, NC? I’m not sure if it’s “Main Street,” but if not thusly named, it could be–“Main Street” in any of our dear mountain towns!
    Main Street, where friends gather;
    Main Street, known for its “whittler’s bench”
    Where subjects from crops to weather
    To who’s sick, just married–all a cinch
    To talk about until the evening shade
    Falls and people go, remembering friends they’ve made.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 21, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Main street Canton! I am not eligible to win but I know the street.
    The truth i, Tipper, it could be Black Mountain, where I live or Murphy near you. It could be Mayberry where Andy and Barney lived. It’s small town USA. It’s home.

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    February 21, 2014 at 7:28 am

    looks like my home town in west pa. marienville

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    E Z Pickens
    February 21, 2014 at 7:24 am


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    Bill Dotson
    February 21, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Would that be in Brass town? I have never been to your town but wherever this is it looks interesting, it sure doesn’t look like any town in my area Thanks Tipper

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    Bill Dotson
    February 21, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Would that be in Brass town? I have never been to your town but wherever this is it looks interesting, it sure doesn’t look like any town in my area Thanks Tipper

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