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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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it's mostly in western mississippi, in my experience.
My MS relatives are in Sharkey County, which is very rural (right on the MS River) and I just don't see it. Maybe other parts of MS have some relation, but I just haven't run across it.

 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The line ends somewhere east of Jackson. In that section you divide it in half, give the north half to Dallas and the southern half to Houston. The Dallas section is then shared with Memphis, and the southern half New Orleans.
Now Memphis is a whole other story. I totally agree with you that the northern half of Mississippi is heavily influenced by Memphis. Dallas--I just don't see it.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: America
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Now Memphis is a whole other story. I totally agree with you that the northern half of Mississippi is heavily influenced by Memphis. Dallas--I just don't see it.
but dallas also has some influence in memphis
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Plenty of people in Mississippi have connections to Houston and Dallas. There is also a large outflow of people from Mississippi to Texas. Even culturally Mississippi, Western TN, North Louisiana and AR are more akin to East Texas than they are Alabama, Georgia, etc.
Rural east Texas...I could see that. That's not too much of a stretch. But Dallas and Houston? No, I don't really think so. There may be people from Mississippi who graduate college and come here for work and settle here, but I haven't run across many. Quite a few from Arkansas and Louisiana, but not many from further east that I've run across.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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But Dallas and Houston? No, I don't really think so. There may be people from Mississippi who graduate college and come here for work and settle here, but I haven't run across many.
Oh, they're there.
There's a post with a link to net inflow and outflow migration, but I can't find it. Dallas, Harris, Fort Bend, and either Tarrant or Collin were some of the top counties for outflow from some counties in Mississippi.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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but dallas also has some influence in memphis
Dallas has about as much influence in Memphis as Chicago. Very little. Memphis is considerably closer to Atlanta than Dallas. You're getting into the deep south there.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Dallas has about as much influence in Memphis as Chicago. Very little. Memphis is considerably closer to Atlanta than Dallas. You're getting into the deep south there.
Compare Memphis to Atlanta, then put Nashville in the same spot. Then compare Memphis to Shreveport and Little Rock, and then Little Rock to Dallas.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Oh, they're there.
Didn't say they weren't--they just aren't here in big enough numbers to make a huge presence.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:19 AM
 
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everything you'll find "southern" in atlanta, you'll find it in houston.
Well, I'd say that what you don't have in Houston would be easy access to things like Civil War battle sites and other southern cities like Birmingham, Macon, Savannah, Chattanooga, Columbia, Greenville, Montgomery, and so on.

You're absolutely right that Houston has a lot of southern aspects. But it just doesn't feel central enough to the "core" of the south as a region. It feels more Mexican, more international, more Texan, and more of its own unique atmosphere than anything that can easily be placed into "the south."

I wouldn't feel badly about that, though. It's a big, interesting hybrid city.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:19 AM
 
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Dallas has about as much influence in Memphis as Chicago. Very little. Memphis is considerably closer to Atlanta than Dallas. You're getting into the deep south there.
well excuse me, but i only used to live in memphis. dallas is very popular out there. and memphis is only about 45 minutes closer to atlanta than dallas
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