ANGOLA — Angola was named No. 3 Best Historic Small Towns for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards.
Angola Mayor Richard Hickman said while nobody seems to know who nominated Angola, it shows people are taking notice of the community.
“This is great for our community. Once again Angola’s name is getting recognized all over the country,” Hickman said on Friday when the final rankings were announced.
The rankings were based on reader votes on a USA Today travel website.
“Thank you to all of our citizens and businesses that rapped their arms around this opportunity and kept sending their votes into USA Today. That effort shows how much pride and love people have for our city,” Hickman said.
Cities nominated for the list have less than 30,000 people as of the last census, the voting website said.
Voting was conducted over a couple weeks and ended on May 6 with the top 10 being announced on Friday.
No.1 on the list was Granbury, Texas. No. 2 was Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Other cities nominated for the designation were Abilene, Kansas, Bisbee, Arizona, Bluffton, South Carolina, Cape May, New Jersey, Clarkdale, Mississippi, Cody, Wyoming, Deadwood, South Dakota, Dodge City, Kansas, Fairhope, Alabama, Ferndale, California, Haddonfield, New Jersey, Moundsville, West Virginia, Natchez, Mississippi, Natchitoches, Louisiana, St. Augustine, Florida, Tarpon Springs, Florida and Williamsburg, Virginia.
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