Why does it have to be a conspiracy ? First everyone in "Colliersville" is a bucktooth idiot with no smartphones (read the comments), now all of a sudden we're master hackers who manipulated the results somehow with "scripts" and "Java programming". Which is it Ellicott City dwellers ? Make up your mind. Maybe bucktooth Java developers ? Overalls-wearing, "hayseed hackers" ? Could it not just be a last minute influx of Collierville residents who saw how close it was, also being significantly affected by a more convenient hour of the late evening being in the Central time zone compared to our friends on the east coast ? Don't be so "biter" ... er, "bitter".
I thought this was a Main Street contest. Why a photo of a park? Show us the street with the park on the side, please.
It is what it is. It was a great competition and Collierville rallied in the end. It was an honor to be selected as one of America's TOP 16, then 8, then 4! It was a good run! Congrats Collierville. Good luck in the next round!
Just for the record, I was up at closing of the polls last night and the link to vote for Collierville was shared numerous times all over Facebook. Tons of people from my 550 person graduating class were voting for the first time and sharing the post immediately doing so. I don't think any cheating was involved. I just think we had an influx of voters later in the evening. Congrats to Ellicot and all other towns in the competition. It is an honor to even be chosen for top 16!
As I watched the voting it was obvious it was being manipulated, but then what's new these days. How? A group of people using an anonymous proxy to vote continuously is how. From 11:30 till midnight the voting for Collierville was continuous and heavy, not at all natural. They had good cheaters on their side.
Recap: At 11:20 p.m. Ellicott City had built its Final Four round lead in the Parade Best Main Street Contest to 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent. Then a remarkable thing happened. Collierville started gaining percentages, minute by minute, and by 11:50 p.m. Tennessee had regained the lead. It was fascinating to watch, and In the end, their victory seemed, well, automatic. Final count wasn't all that close: 47.84 percent for EC to 52.16 percent for Collierville. Good luck to you and your fine technologists in today's final round. As George W. Plunkett famously wrote: "I saw my opportunities and I took 'em." Signed, the manual poll-takers of Howard County. #outhustled #whosyourpolldaddy?
The instructions say voting closes at 11:59 PM ET. Why were people voting after that?
Sophia would have loved this place, she loved the colors and the blissfulness of the happiness' Love You Sophia
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After doing some research, Ellicott City actually looks really nice ... I plan on stopping by there next time I'm in town for my scripter's convention or orthodontic work. I bet they have one hell of a gazebo up there too.
I used to be sad, and then I realized being Kentucky's crappy cousin was OK!
Yay! Collierville has better scripters! And a gazebo! Wow!
Yes! Collierville is on to the next round!
Collierville's charm is enchanting. Come see Collierville's Town Square on Thursday evenings. Sunset on the square is a delightful family experience. For all that want to see the best Main Street, I invite you to see it for yourself
PMINTS. I was merely showing pride in my town and if you reread my comments it should be obvious I was not running down yours. Your town is beautiful and everyone in it should show pride, but you had a very strange way of doing that. Good luck in the contest and may the best Main Street win.
Please going forward lets keep the comments classy. No matter what town you are from you should not bash another town or person. Congrats to Collierville but sad that so many people are saying negative things back and forth. Please vote for Collierville in the finals!! We love our Main Streets! Both EC and Collierville have awesome places. Let's be classy and vote for Collierville and help them win the whole thing!
To the people of Ellicott city who are apparently quite upset by the many votes garnered in favor or our quaint little southern Collierville town square, I simply say to you, "bless y'all's hearts"!
Looks like everyone in EC went to bed too early !!
Looks like someone voting for Collierville has java programming skills and knocked EC out in the last half hour. Kudos to you and commend your hack.
Collierville Town Square is a diamond it the rough. It is "my happy place" something for everyone to do and enjoy. A gathering place on Thursdays for family and friends. Bluegrass on Fridays and the square comes to life with sounds of banjos and gitaurs. Millions of twinkling lights at Christmas, beautiful fall decorations. So happy to say I am from Collierville. If you are every out this way, come visit.
I'm sorry to say this, but I was reading some of the comments and so are quite crude and offending to me! I am not trying to be over sensitive, but when someone claims that your town has the worst antique shops, heartless people, and a racist history, it can be a little saddening. I'm sorry you feel that way, but if you look in comments Ellicott city members aren't swearing out Tennessee, downgrading our shops, or assigning styeotypes to your people. Good luck to EVERYONE who has a Main Street entered, because we all were the top 16 in the nation! And THAT'S something to be proud of.
They could have chosen a better picture to represent Collierville, TN. I actually do not live in Collierville, but I am only 30 mins away and I have worked in Collierville for over 9 years. I love the city and will retire there once I am ready to settle down.
Lousy photo selection for collierville town square. It's a beautiful place that won this Chicagoan over! Thursday night concerts on the square. Friday night picking sessions and Saturday farmer markets, you just can't beat it.
Taking nothing away from the 16 other very deserving historic main streets, the charm and mystique of Ellicott City is it's reminiscence of the pre-industrial American mill town. Situated on the Patapsco river with wonderful site lines and landmarks (some of which were named after Ancient Roman features; Capitoline Hill and Tiber River), Ellicott City embodies the industrial ingenuity of a time lost on the American landscape. Many historic mill towns have struggled to survive after the Steam power moved factories to big cities. Working class communities like Hampden, Lowell, Clinton, Laconia, etc...have struggled to maintain their original features in lieu of 20th Century gentrification and development. Of course, we are biased being the county's historical society and based in Ellicott City, but we are proud of not only the historic features of our town, but also its perseverance over the years through numerous floods and suburban development all around. Ellicott City is a glimpse of what mill towns in this country were and why preserving them is so important for our country's wonderful heritage.
Not sure why so many ppl are bashing Ellicott City. Never heard of or been to Collierville, TN and I'm sure it's a nice place. If you're not a fan of EC so be it, but don't try to rally votes by s#!t talking.
There have ONLY been 16 fcUKing towns selected out of thousands in this country. I think we all are pretty much winners. I'm sure all 16 have something great to offer residents and visitors a like.
If you're in Maryland or anywhere in the region please keep support EC, and best of luck to Collierville.
Just thought I would mention that this is a polldaddy poll. Yeah, it will allow you to vote multiple times during the actually voting but when it does that final tally any multiple votes from the same IP address will get discounted. So good luck on that theory.
The picture of the Collierville square just doesn't do it justice. The big old trees give it such a calm peaceful look and the old fashioned street lights cast a warm glow to the old square. There is a clock which chimes the time and also plays Season appropriate music. I remember the Dickins Christmas Characters strolling about the square in very authentic costumes and how beautiful they looked with the horse-drawn carriages carrying holiday shoppers about. The children were in awe over the magical atmosphere as the beautiful Christmas trees in glorious beauty turned the square to magic! Oh, the wonderful summer concerts and the Thursday night blue grass amature players, which entertained us in the warm humid breezes. I could go on and, but must leave you with one last thought. Please everybody, vote for the most quaint, and beautiful Main Street ANYWHERE! ( you won't be sorry!
the County Executive has been promoting this "contest" as if it really means something. Too bad this is merely a "popularity contest" that holds no merit. I guess if Ellicott City wins, this "award" will be credited to his leadership. Good luck Colliersville. Ellicott City is nothing more than yuppieville. If you have kids, the antique shops are a waste, try doing 5 stories with a stroller.
Please check out the website www.mainstreetcollierville.org to view the real deal of a National Main Street certified community. Our historic District of Downtown Collierville offers a unique shopping and dining experience and supportive of a vibrant commercial business district as well as livability of residential developments. A great place to experience all seasons during the year and a great experience for all seasons of life...young and old!
I love Ellicott City, and I've never been to Collierville, so I can only say I love EC and have no opinion of C'ville. I do, however, find Veterinarian and The Truth quite witty and creative. This is some really good satire, people! Enjoy it, and take nothing too seriously. Best of luck to all the towns and townsies.
"The Truth" is beyond ridiculous and a disgusting person. If anyone actually believes the crap you are spewing, I feel sorry for them. I live in Historic EllicotT City and it is amazing. I moved here from the quiet country of the Eastern Shore of MD dreading the move to the other side of the pond (the Chesapeake Bay). But if I have to live anywhere on this side of the pond, I'm glad I live in Ellicott City. I feel safe, it is a very close community even though there are a lot of tourists. The restaurants are really good, the shops are adorable, the bakeries are delicious, the farmers market is awesome and there is always something to do. I love the history of this little town and nothing else compares to it.
Collierville, TN is one of the friendliest towns in the Mid-South area. The Main Street/Town Square offers a large variety of shops, dining, & activities for the young and young at heart. You can shop, dine, and then take a leisurely stroll through the very beautifully shaded park. The bricked walks are lined with benches. and the Gazebo is perfect for a wedding (I have personally attended 2 beautiful weddings) or other type gathering. Love the summer festivities that include the Thursday night free concerts along with so many other venues that the town provides for the community and visitors. The old train cars set a the stage for a walk back in history. I am proud to be a part of the Town Of Collierville. Even with the growth we have had over the last 8 to 10 years, the Town Square has kept with that feel of the small town atmosphere that accommodates all walks of life and keeps in step with progress in a very unique way.
Thanks, JBP! Here I was living in this Ellicott City sh*thole, totally ignorant of how good it was down in Tennessee until you enlightened me!
This just goes to show: Colonsville has better scripters (or more persistent cache reloaders) than MD. We should put them on the cover of our magazine!
It would not let me vote twice. I tried on the first day since I did not see any rule against it, and when I tried it, it said, "thanks, we've already counted your vote."
You know what's BOGUS about Parade's website... it will allow the same people to vote over and over... Unbelievable. These scores are fake, as I betcha some people have voted twice. I apparently did so, unknowingly.
According to a 2007 estimate,the median income for a household in the CDP was $103,464, and the median income for a family was $120,064. Males had a median income of $63,938 versus $41,721 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,287. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $99,239, and the median income for a family was $106,634. Males had a median income of $63,986 versus $32,619 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,252. About 1.9% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
OK, Let's bypass some of the BS comments and get to the basic fact that Collierville is a big small town with with a beautiful, iconic Main Street and residents with Hearts to match. I can think of no place I would rather live. Vote accordingly.
It is highly likely that many persons in Collierville. You see, Collierville was founded 14 years ago by the exiles who were chased from Ellicot City in the great Christmas Purge of 2000. The Purge was predicated by the election, in which Jacob Tammeny Parade narrowly defeated Al Gore in the mayoral race, mainly after the municipal traffic court halted the recount of the votes from the Goose Feather Glen neighborhood. (As an aside, the municipal traffic court wields a great deal of power in Ellicot City -- this is mostly a relic of 1956's great schism between the First Street Baptist Church and the Bapist Church of First Street). Regardless, J.T. Parade knew that as long as the Gorers remained, his hold on power would be contentious. As a result, on Christmas Day of 2000, as the citizens of Ellicot City were feasting on the traditional seahorse platters, J.T. Parades supports attacked in mass; killing hundreds and causing the collapse of the local high school auditorium. Those who survived were exiled and began a difficult journey to Tennessee, where they settled Collierville (named after Al Gore's collie, R).
One of the lesser known gems in Collierville is that you can rent the double decker bus for special events, such as looking at Christmas lights. Every year, a group rents the bus for people to ride around and look at lights. They always make a stop on the square, which I'm betting can be seen from space with all of those white lights. It always makes for a memorable evening with rounds of Christmas carols, hot chocolate, and beautiful lights.
I heard most of the Collierville votes came from Elliott City residents.
"I have lived in both towns and Collierville wins hands down!"
Me too and Ellicott City wins hands down!
Ellicott City is a great historical town and home to the oldest B & O Railroad station.
I don't know what town the Truth is talking about but it has always been Ellicott(with 2 Ts) City founded by the Ellicott brothers. Also Ellicott City Maryland does not and never has had a mayor.
I have lived in both towns and Collierville wins hands down!
You have to admire good satire. Our streets are only numbered with prime numbers though. This was done upon the insistence of the Illuminati.
Best of luck to all four towns in the FINAL FOUR!
I love THE TRUTH. S/he is making me laugh out loud. Even though all that he utters is blasphemy.
The history of Elicot City is not a fabrication. I have held the Ash Ketchum Chair of History at the University of Elicot City for 24 years (go Seahorses!). I have spent my entire career studying the dark history of this town, from the great coal mine fire of 1927 to the mass suicide of the 6th street cult in 1996. This is a bleak town, and yet, somehow, it preservers - mostly through its main industry, online poll winning.
THE TRUTH is having a blast with his/her invented history. Just enjoy the creativity and take it with a grain of salt. (Just for fun, pick any one of THE TRUTH's "facts" and do a little research; the deviation from reality is hilarious.)
You are correct, the name currently has two 't's at the end; however, that was done mostly at the behest of Thomas Pickinity MacGuildicutty III, mayor of Ellicot city between 1967 and 1994. He added the second t to try to disassociate the town with the brutal race riots of 1975 and 76. You see, Ellicot City was the last city in the US to desegregate, essentially thumbing its nose at the federal and state government. Eventually, the residents of color had to protest for their right to vote and live where they wanted. The white citizens reacted to this buy rioting and killing 19 children in a school bus. MacGuildicutty thought that by adding a t to the name, people would think it was a different town. At the time he was in the middle of his (ultimately successful) lobbying campaign to have the intersection of seventh and main named the nation's most serious superfund site.
Nice try, The Truth.
One would think someone with your supposed level of knowledge of Ellicott City would at least know how to spell it correctly. As can be easily verified online, Ellicott City was founded by - wait for it - the Ellicott brothers, who established several businesses there. Here's an interesting tidbit about the Ellicott brothers from Wikipedia: "They helped revolutionize farming in the area by persuading farmers to plant wheat instead of tobacco and also by introducing Plaster of Paris fertilizer to revitalize depleted soil."
Veteranarian/THE TRUTH please note that it is not Ellicot City, it is Ellicott City. That is all.
I love Ellicott City! It is the link to the past while giving a wink to the present. It has a fiercely loyal citizentry and has survivied and thrived after floods and fires. Open air music; painting; theatre; Civil War enactors; dining, community movie night and much more bring a healthy throng into town all year.
This ceases to be fun when we resort to throwing stones at one another. They are both great communities, let's celebrate the good! If you do not have anything nice to say............
I love Collierville because there aren't none of those terrorist brown people here. We got a bunch of good ol boys and we shoot our guns everyday. Vote us, the South will rise again!!!!!!!
#1 Way to tell people aren't from Collierville.... they spell it "CollierSville."
In all honesty, Collierville is an immaculate and gorgeous town. The shops on the square are absolutely one of a kind and something I visited every weekend growing up. From restaurants, to boutiques, to coffee shops, and even an old fashioned gas station, Collierville has it all. I still remember the haunted house that was in the train there every Halloween, the Christmas parade that traveled around the square, Fair on the Square (I love the bouncing water balloons!) and of course, the lighting of the Square at Christmas. It is breathtaking to see every tree, old fashioned street light, train, and building lit in white lights. Vote for Good Ole C-Ville!
Although Collierville, Tenn is a glorious town, it have a problem, too: economic, social, and Jew
I love Ellicott City, and there is no gruesome mural of people being gunned down! I'm not sure what that is!
Anyway, the city has such a wonderful community! There are events the whole town participates in every First Friday and every Third Thursday, and the shops are all a blast! They really do try to cater to everyone visiting the town on Main Street! It's a fabulous mix of history, tradition, and a fun, lively, and vibrant community!
I have been frequenting the Historic Town of Ellicott City since the early 90's. I'm humbled by the dedication of community to town and neighbors. Stores and shops are unique and not chains/large corporations. Not to mention the multiple Farmer's Markets nourishing patrons and supporting local business. Free outdoor movies and concerts this Summer, as well as two annual festivals highlighting local music and artisians are just a few ways this town comes together to support local business and tourism. As I've spent more and more time here I've met an incredible number of amazing people in the past few years and am proud to do any part I can to lend to the greatness of this small, riverside Historic town.
Our family has lived in Collierville,TN since 1986. Our schools are some of the best in the state with Collierville High receiving many accolades. Our son completed his Eagle Project in Boy Scouts(1994) by developing a Walking Tour Brochure of the dowtown area. He interviewed many of the town's citizens and spent many hours completing this project. This brochure has been to print numerous times. Numerous groups, including school groups, have benefited from this brochure. Collierville is home to us; we feel a part of this awesome town.
I am not a sore loser from a previous round. I am just here to tell the truth about Ellicot City. First of all, it should be disqualified from this poll. John Calhoun Parade, the first publisher of Parade magazine founded Ellicot City as a work camp for the immigrants who labored in the early 20th century sweatshops producing light-hearted human interest and evergreen stories to sell to an eager american public. When the workers tried to unionize in 1912 it was John Calhoun Parade himself who ordered the national guard to open fire, resulting in the infamous Ellicot City massacre. This dark history is still cherished by current Parade editor in chief, Emily Beauregard Parade, who paid for a mural of John Calhoun Parade gunning down labor organizers at the entry to main street. You can't see it in the photo, but it is there.
Clearly we have some sore losers here from previous rounds... And if these are examples of the residents of eliminated towns, I can say without a doubt that the right towns have moved forward in this competition.
Ellicott City is such a beautiful Main Street, so much charm a great place to come visit. This is my hometown I love it here a great place to raise a family.
Would be nice for once to hold off on the negative comments and bashing for a change. It's really sad to always have such a negative view on things/life. This is suppose to be fun and a chance to support your main street not a time to be mean and nasty. Life's to short!! Let's Go Ellicott City, MD
I love Ellicott City and people in Colliersville love their town! I'm sure we can steer away from these negative comments and enjoy the spirit of this tournament! Celebrate both our towns for making it this far!
Ellicot City is well known throughout the United States as the world capital of feline AIDS. It is the only known location where feline AIDS has infected an actual human. That, and the rates of toxoplasmosis in Ellicot City are obscene, mainly because they like to keep the litter boxes in the refrigerator for some reason.
I am from Colliersville and I enjoy the sheep humping sessions in town square every Friday.
Collierville's Main Street Town Square is a beautiful, exciting area to visit anytime day or evening. There are so many wonderful events enjoyed by the entire community and visitors from concerts to weddings, to Fair on the Square, Easter Egg Hunts, etc. During the Christmas Holiday Season this area is also beautifully decorated and celebrated by many! Collierville Main Street is a beautiful, relaxing place and it has many beautiful shops as well! We love Collierville's Main Street Town Square!!!
When I first came to Main Street on a date 17 years ago, I fell in love with the place as we walked up and down the street going into the unique shops and walking down by the river. For several years after that, I visited often and kept thinking that I would love to live here. I would drive up and hang out with the Tuesday night happy hour crowd in the basement of the Ellicott Mill Brewing Company and everyone would yell your name when you walked in the door. Really, that happens. Years later, I finally got that spot on Main Street and haven’t left since. I couldn’t imagine ever living anywhere else. You can’t walk up or down the street without someone yelling your name or waving at you as they drive by. There is such a strong sense of community especially when it really matters, like pulling together for some unexpected flood or a train derailment, and helping out those in need. Some see it as a destination but I see it as a home. I love living here and all the people I get to interact with. For over 6 years, my bedroom window was over this stream in Tiber Park and there is nothing more soothing than sleeping to the sound of the stream that runs through and under our town.
Yes, telling someone to suck your hairy balls is SO classy! I grew up in Collierville and it is
A place of beauty and southern grace. The town square here is second to none! The civil war history, the train depot, log cabin, gazebo, etc are true gems. I miss being a part of the tree lighting at Christmas and Sunset on the Square. You will never find another place like Collierville Town Square!
That's because they have computers in Maryland, along with smart phones, and they know how to use them. You're welcome.
Oh don't be salty because you are gonna lose Fred - and Fred, you WILL lose.
Obama is planning on retiring to Ellicott City.
Suck my hairy balls Snowden! Tennessee is a bunch of hillbillies. Vote MD = voting for class.
My research shows the entire town staff @ Ellicott City, Md clearing their browser history and hitting SUBMIT all day today. Very good work.
Ellicott City is alive during the day and at night every day of the week. There is so much you can do and everyone supports the local community.
Collierville's Historic Town Square has location,retail, walkability, and now many NEW rooftops supporting it! come check out our jewel in Collierville!!!
The towne square in Collierville is one of my favorite places. I got married in the gazebo there as did my sister, my cousin and my aunt. It's a beautiful place to visit year round.
Recently, my boyfriend and I purchased a row-home in Ellicott City's historic district--nestled in the valley with the Patapsco River. We love our after dinner and weekend walks down to Main Street and the Ellicott City Trolly Trail. Ellicott City makes it easy to take in a cup of coffee at #beanhallow, a good brew at #PhoenixEmporium, shopping at boutique/antique shops and a vivid art scene--seen both outside and inside.
Ellicott City is home to the very first B&O Rail road stop called Ellicott City Station-- The oldest surviving railroad station in America. If you're after history, charm, originality, and a small town feel within the hustle and bustle DC/Baltimore area, Ellicott City is your main street, America!
Collierville,TN 38017 - Our Town Square has stolen the hearts of over 46,000 residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Lose yourself in Collierville – Nestled just 20 minutes east of Memphis, steeped in history and well-versed in progress, Collierville promises a memorable experience! Whether you're looking for a unique shopping and dining destination, a one-of-a-kind special event or a weekend getaway, we are thrilled to have you as our guest. Complementing the metropolitan lifestyle of its neighboring Memphis, Collierville offers a relaxing escape, enticing visitors to spend the afternoon or stay for a while.
Collierville's Main Street is located on our historic Town Square. It brings so much life to our community. Many concerts, Fair on the Square, Easter Egg Hunts, Trick or Treating, Huge Christmas Tree Lighting, St. Patrick's Day parade, are just some of the wonderful things hosted on our wonderful Main Street of the Collierville town square. It is a beautiful place located next to a train station with so much historic background. The gazebo hosts many great events. It has so much charm and is definitely the highlight of our town. Love Collierville and our Main Street on the Square!
There are so many places that have mainstreamed their town squares, main street districts, and historical areas. The one thing I love is the Towne of Collierville's commitment to keeping the mainstream where it belongs...in a commercial setting. They have taken this small piece of heaven and kept it true. It is so nice to see how much walking traffic versus car traffic there is here. Families can have a wonderful time in the park. Local owners are in full swing and have the support of the entire community. It truly is apart of history...timeless.
Growing up in Collierville was an amazing experience. My home church is located on the Square and I spent plenty of time there as a child. I can remember being a Girl Scout and marching in the annual Christmas Parade around the Square, spending Thursday nights during the summer listening to live music, the annual Fair on the Square and so many more! It is an amazingly well maintained area (as is all of Collierville) with gorgeous landscaping. The picture here doesn't do it justice!
To get a better representation of Ellicott City's Main Street check out some photos at my Shutterfly site! Our Main Street truly is a great place! https://ellicottcitymainstreet.shutterfly.com/
Ellicott City is a true Main Street Community! It is where we come together to shop the unique stores, eat at the restaurants and pub- including decktop and rooftop dining and visit the historic sites- like the oldest B&O Railroad terminus in America and the Quaker cemetery. The Patapsco River runs through town on its way to the Chesapeake Bay and the Patapsco State Park has great walking and biking trails. And- if you want more of a stroll than a hike- try one of the literary pub crawls or ghost tours through town. Very cool! I love my hometown!