• Romance
    Sunset over Mobile Bay as seen from Fairhope, Alabama.
    14 Most Romantic Places in the South!

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is our first ever list of the 14 most romantic places in the South! #1 on our list for 2017 is the charming city of Fairhope, Alabama! This selection may surprise some people, but it won’t surprise anyone who has ever visited this beautiful community on the Eastern […]

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    14 Most Romantic Places in Georgia

    Here’s our list of the 14 Most Romantic Places in Georgia for 2017! Georgia features an unbelievable array of destinations from mountains to beaches and from major metropolitan areas to charming small towns. Since our primary mission is to take you “off the beaten path” that’s where you will find most of the places on […]

  • NYE Celebrations in the South – 2016-2017

    New Year’s Eve is the night when everything from peaches to possums drop as the South celebrates the arrival of the new year! Here’s a list of some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Southeast. They are listed by state and by city so please find one near you and enjoy! NEW […]

  • Georgia Christmas Lights for 2016

    Here’s our annual list of the best Christmas Lights in Georgia! The Peach State has a number of outstanding displays including the nationally recognized shows at Callaway Gardens and Stone Mountain. You will find information on these and other displays below. If you are aware of outstanding community, commercial or residential displays that we should […]

  • The First Seminole War: 200th Anniversary Commemoration Begins

    A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered at the historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee, Florida, today, kicking off an 18-month commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the First Seminole War. The history of this war once figured prominently in the history books of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the nation, but times have changed. Few […]

  • Preview Chapter from “Fort Gaines, Georgia: A Military History”

    The following is a preview chapter from the new Seminole and Creek Wars related book – Fort Gaines, Georgia: A Military History. If you enjoy the preview, please consider purchasing the book at the bottom of the page. — CHAPTER ONE In the wake of Fort Jackson The establishment of Fort Gaines on the Chattahoochee River was a […]

  • Forts
    U.S. Gunboats No. 149 and No. 154 entered the mouth of the Apalachicola River on July 24, 1816.
    Garcon challenges the U.S. Navy (July 15, 1816)

    The first shots of the U.S. campaign against the Fort at Prospect Bluff (or “Negro Fort”) were fired 200 years ago today on July 15, 1816. In many ways they could also be called the first shots of the last battle of the War of 1812. This story is part of a series marking the […]

  • Battles
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    The Battle of Bloody Marsh – St. Simons Island, Georgia

    English Victory in Georgia The Battle of Bloody Marsh was a pivotal engagement that determined the fate of the English colony of Georgia. The battle was fought on the afternoon of July 7, 1742, on St. Simons Island, Georgia. It gained its name from legendary accounts that the marshes of the island ran red with […]