Monday is last chance to vote for Shepherdstown as ‘Coolest Small Town’

Calling all voters. You don’t need a voter registration card for this election. Shepherdstown has been nominated for Budget Travel’s “Coolest Small Town 2013” campaign. We are asking our community to help us out by placing one vote daily, in each 24-hour period until the deadline next week.

While Shepherdstown is a pretty cool town, we believe that all of Jefferson County and its towns are pretty cool. We are hoping that with our win, we’ll get more visitors to come not only to Shepherdstown, but also to visit the entire region. In order to vote, please visit this website:,13/

Budget Travel explains: What makes the Coolest Small Town? “The town must have a population under 10,000. It also needs that indescribable something: independent shops, a sense of energy, an epic backyard, culture, delicious coffee. In other words, cool doesn’t necessarily mean quaint: We want towns with an edge and a heart.”

And this is how the winners are determined: “We’ll be reviewing all the nominations, along with any other gems we discover on our own, to narrow the list to 10 finalists — we’ll use your votes as a guide, but also look for diversity in geography, attractions, architecture, and more. We’ll post those in January and ask you to vote on the winner.”

When you turn on your computer each day, vote for us. The deadline is Oct. 15. Thanks for supporting our communities.

Cheryl Keyrouze

Shepherdstown Visitors Center



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2 Responses to Monday is last chance to vote for Shepherdstown as ‘Coolest Small Town’

  1. Pingback: Monday is last chance to vote for Shepherdstown as 'Coolest Small … | Discount Travel Guides

  2. I lived in Shepherdstown for over 20 years and I very much agree that it is a very cool town. Lewisburg, WV was last year’s pick, and both towns are very similar in terms of having a great deal of culture and friendly residents, as well as unique places to visit. However, saying that all Jefferson Co. towns are cool is not quite my experience. I also lived in another Jefferson Co. town for several years and I certainly can’t say the same about the level of culture or civilization. There is a world of difference in the quality of lifestyle in Shepherdstown and in other Jefferson Co. towns. The racetrack, stripclubs, and bars draw a certain element of rougher people that are not at all appealing to live among. I’m sure the author was trying to be diplomatic in giving kudos to all Jefferson Co. towns, but some really aren’t that great.

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