Moundsville in running for Ten Best Historic Small Towns in the U.S.


It has the old West Virginia Penitentiary and the Grave Creek Mound.

Moundsville could end up being the 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice Best Historic Small Town.

Right now it’s among 20 small towns in America with “big histories and small populations.”

Here’s what they all have in common: fewer than 30,000 people and having fun and affordable ways to show off their history.

The other nominees include:

-Abilene, Kansas

-Cape May, New Jersey

-Cody, Wyoming

-Deadwood, South Dakota

-Macinac Island, Michigan

-Natchez, Mississipppi

And you can help choose the winner by going online and voting for your favorite.

You can vote once a day until Monday, May 6 at noon.

Just log on to and follow the prompts to vote.

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