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Story published: 03-26-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Town recognized in ‘Country’ magazine thanks to resident

By Kristen Swing
Executive Editor

Jonesborough got a little free marketing recently thanks to a resident who took it upon himself to brag about Tennessee’s oldest town in a national magazine.

In its February/March issue, Country magazine featured Jonesborough in its “Small Town Spotlight.”

Accompanying a picture of Main Street in the fall is a short letter from Jonesborough resident Bob Rodgers.

“If anyone keeps a list of the most historic, quaint and picturesque towns in the nation, we think ours should be right near the top,” Rodgers writes. “My wife and I moved here from Southern California nearly four years ago and immediately fell in love with the place.”

Rodgers offers highlights of the town, including the National Storytelling Festival, buildings from the mid-1800s, “great restaurants abound,” streets that are “well kept” and “a wonderful community theater.”

“There’s so much more to say, but you’ll just have to come visit us in person,” Rodgers concludes.

The inclusion of Jonesborough in the publication caught the eye of Mayor Kelly Wolfe, who expressed thanks for the write-up during a recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

“I just thought that was a great plug for our town,” Wolfe said. “Thank you Mr. Rodgers, wherever you are.”