Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Williamsburg in the running for USA Today’s ‘Best Historic Small Town’

Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)
Colonial Williamsburg Governor’s Palace. (WYDaily/File photo)

The race is on: Williamsburg is in the running for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.

Williamsburg is among 20 nominees for the Best Historic Small Town, the USA Today website shows.

To qualify, the towns and cities must “have big histories and small populations.”

As of Tuesday at 10 a.m., Williamsburg was first on the leaderboard, ahead of Abilene, Kansas and Mackinac Island, Michigan.

USA Today readers can visit the 10Best website and click through the historic small town nominees and cast their votes. Users can vote once per day.

Voting closes at noon May 6.

The winner will be announced May 17.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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