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View Poll Results: Most liveable Deep South capital?
Baton Rouge 8 9.64%
Columbia 34 40.96%
Jackson 1 1.20%
Little Rock 14 16.87%
Montgomery 4 4.82%
Tallahassee 22 26.51%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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Little Rock is not in what I would call the "deep south" Arkansas is an upper south state like Tennessee or North Carolina. All deep south states touch the Gulf of Mexico.

Little Rock and Memphis are Upper South cities with some "Delta Culture". The Delta is Deep South culture that's not coastal. The Mississippi Delta is west Tennessee, east Arkansas, west Mississippi and east Louisiana. It's the the part of the South that's full of poverty, not glamorous like ATL and other cities in the South.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:25 AM
 
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Little Rock is not in what I would call the "deep south" Arkansas is an upper south state like Tennessee or North Carolina. All deep south states touch the Gulf of Mexico.
Georgia and South Carolina don't.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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Don't want to kick off a firestorm of debate that has already been beaten to death, but Arkansas is an Upper South state like Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky. It's not Deep South overall, but like Tennessee and North Carolina, it definitely has areas that could be classified as Deep South. And yes, Georgia and South Carolina are Deep South even though they touch the Atlantic instead of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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Little Rock and Memphis are Upper South cities with some "Delta Culture". The Delta is Deep South culture that's not coastal. The Mississippi Delta is west Tennessee, east Arkansas, west Mississippi and east Louisiana. It's the the part of the South that's full of poverty, not glamorous like ATL and other cities in the South.
I've always seen Memphis and Charlotte as gateways to the Deep South from the Upper South.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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I've always seen Memphis and Charlotte as gateways to the Deep South from the Upper South.
Yes.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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I've always seen Memphis and Charlotte as gateways to the Deep South from the Upper South.
From my perspective, Memphis is actually IN the Deep South. How can it be otherwise when it's called the capital of the Mississippi Delta region?
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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From my perspective, Memphis is actually IN the Deep South. How can it be otherwise when it's called the capital of the Mississippi Delta region?
Yeah, that's probably accurate. However, I'd still say Charlotte is the gateway to the Deep South in the eastern states of the south. It might just be me, but Fayetteville has always seemed a little Deep South to me.

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Old 05-19-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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I would say Columbia. It's hard to count FL as culturally Southern. Columbia, and SC in general, have made great strides in livability in recent years.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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I would say Columbia. It's hard to count FL as culturally Southern. Columbia, and SC in general, have made great strides in livability in recent years.
North FL, which includes Tallahassee, is definitely culturally Southern. And it's getting a lot of love in the poll. I agree with you concerning Columbia; it flies under the radar but has a lot to offer for its size.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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I was undecided about whether to include both Little Rock and Tallahassee in this poll...but i figured that I'd just use all the capital cities that are ever considered deep south by any definition, and plus i thought it would make the poll more interesting haha.
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