Maysville named ‘most charming’

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
Sping flowers add to the charm of downtown Maysville. -

Maysville has once again topped a list of superlatives as it was recently named the Most Charming Town in Kentucky by

“With an abundance of adorable little towns throughout Kentucky, it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down to the absolute most charming place,” officials with the webs site said. “We’ve talked about the best waterfront towns, the most vibrant small towns, and incredible historic cities,but we’ve chosen a particular town in Kentucky that has it all.’

“Maysville is nestled along the Ohio River and this historic and vibrant town is our pick for the absolute most charming town in Kentucky,” according to the website and to a Facebook posting by the company. “The town is known for its picturesque riverfront views and massive bridge, but there is so much more to this area of Kentucky.” The post invites readers to view photos of the town, including some shot by a drone.

Maysville Mayor David Cartmell said city officials are pleased with the designation.

“Of course we’re excited about it,” Cartmell said. Once the post was made, he said the first two calls he received were from Connecticut and Philadelphia, illustrating Maysville’s reach across the nation.

The most recent honor marks the latest in a long line of honors the city has received, Cartmell said. That excludes the Governor’s Cup and Great River Cup won by the city and both tied to economic development.

Being recognized for its charm and picturesque scenery is the result of citizens and government working toward common goals, Cartmell said. He cited the investment in the downtown area both by longtime and new residents who have come up with innovative and adaptive uses for abandoned spaces and the support of city commissioners who have “bought into the vision we have for downtown.”

“The local community in Maysville has a deep love for their town and they will welcome you when you come to visit,” according to the site. “Enjoy an intriguing part of Kentucky history and an enchanting time in what we happen to believe is the most charming town in the Bluegrass State.”

“We’re doing all the right things,” Cartmell said. “I hope it continues.”

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Sping flowers add to the charm of downtown Maysville. flowers add to the charm of downtown Maysville.

Mary Ann Kearns

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