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15 Slow-Paced Small Towns in Kentucky Where Life Is Still Simple

Tiny town life moves a little slower, but the communities are more in tune and closer knit, like Mayberry. Our beautiful state seems to have more small towns than big cities, and we are ok with that. We have covered how everyone knows your name in small towns, but only featured a tiny fraction of what exists. Don’t get me wrong, big cities are great if you want an abundance of strangers, more activities than you could ever possibly do in a lifetime, and traffic. In my humble opinion, slow-paced small towns in Kentucky are what make our state special. Here are 15 more places where Andy Griffith and Barney Fife would feel right at home:

These slow-paced small towns in Kentucky are literally the heartbeat of the state. Each one has something special that keeps people there for generations. What small towns would you add to this list?

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.