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Here are the top ten articles for the Southeast USA Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Edisto Island South Carolina
Thinking about visiting the coast of South Carolina, consider making Edisto Island your destination spot.
2. Georgia Profile
The earliest known inhabitants of the area now known as Georgia were the Moundbuilders, Creek and Cherokee Indians. In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto began to roam the area. In 1742, James Oglethorpe founded the colony. Learn these and many other facts about the Peach State.
3. Redmont Hotel Birmingham
Named after Birmingham's Red Mountain, the Redmont Hotel opened in 1925 and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest operating hotel in Birmingham.
4. One Fine Day in Blackville, SC
Blackville, a small town in rural Barnwell County was something of a tourist destination even before there were white settlers in the area. Though it has suffered through bad economy and declining population, it is still a great place for a day trip.
5. Charleston Cuisine Beginner's Guide
Like much of the south, Charleston cuisine has been affected by African and Caribbean influence. It is some of the best southern cuisine to be found. Don't be afraid to give a new dish a try. It might become a favorite.
6. Jobs Across the Southeast
Like most of the country, the Southeast US has been hit hard by problems with the economy. Unemployment in the country is 8.2%. In the Southeast, Alabama is doing the better than the national average at 7.4% while both Georgia and South Carolina are above the median with 8.9% and 9.1% respectively.
7. South Carolina Profile
South Carolina has a long proud history. South Carolinians have never taken well to authority at a distance. They were leaders in the resistance leading up to the Revolutionary war. Discover more about the state and its history.
8. Mint Juleps
No one has a definite answer to the origin of the Mint Julep. While bourbon is the usual choice for mint juleps today, several other types of alcohol have been used over the years. There is little doubt that it is a southern creation, probably dreamt up in the eighteenth century. Try one today.
9. Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts are widely consumed and commercially available in the southeast US. The peanuts are sold in the hull and either boiled with only salt or with various flavors ranging from bacon to "Cajun." While not suited to all palates, they are quite popular. Try some and decide for yourself.
10. South Carolina State Museum
You don't have to be a South Carolina native, or even a resident, to enjoy the South Carolina State museum. It provides a wide variety of programs from family friendly events to lectures by prominent scholars, as well as live performances and living history re-enactments.
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