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Posted on: February 24, 2016

GoUpstate: Landrum named one of the South's best small towns

Landrum Small Town

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Landrum's charm and attractions continue to draw national attention.

The city was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the South's Best Small Towns for 2016. The magazine's list of 20 best small towns released this month included Highlands, N.C., Beaufort, S.C., Floyd, Va., Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Oxford, Miss.

The magazine noted that Landrum "has plenty of small-town charm." The city's antique shops, restored train depot, surrounding foothills, equestrian heritage and local eateries such as The Hare and Hound are what makes it a destination, according to Southern Living.

Landrum was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1883. The city is named after John Landrum, who in 1877 gave the railroad land for a train station. The train depot, at 211 N. Trade Ave., was originally built in the 1870s, and the town of Landrum sprung up around it.

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