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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 09-27-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Atlanta, Dallas, or Houston would be my picks for the capital of the South, although Atlanta is obviously much more at the heart of the South than Dallas and Houston, which are borderline Southwestern.
If I remember correctly, seems like there was a similar thread on this topic last year. Someone said (and it made sense) that there were "co-capitals" of the "South". Atlanta being that of the "Southeast" or "Old South", while Dallas or Houston (cain't remember which) was that of the "Western South" (which describes most of Texas better than "Southwest").

 
Old 09-27-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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If I remember correctly, seems like there was a similar thread on this topic last year. Someone said (and it made sense) that there were "co-capitals" of the "South". Atlanta being that of the "Southeast" or "Old South", while Dallas or Houston (cain't remember which) was that of the "Western South" (which describes most of Texas better than "Southwest").
I guess that is true. Chicago is undebatably the capital of the Midwest, however.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I voted Atlanta, but...who voted San Antonio? LOL
 
Old 09-27-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Honestly, I've never heard anyone call Miami the 6th borough or little New York. I just don't see how there anything alike, even when it comes to cultural connections, I guess you see something I don't
If you have visited many times or spent some time in Miami, you can tell there are connections between the two cities more than any other city in the south. Many New Yorkers use Miami as their vacation spot. Just google Miami 6th borough and you'd see it. They of course are very different. But they are very connected.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If I remember correctly, seems like there was a similar thread on this topic last year. Someone said (and it made sense) that there were "co-capitals" of the "South". Atlanta being that of the "Southeast" or "Old South", while Dallas or Houston (cain't remember which) was that of the "Western South" (which describes most of Texas better than "Southwest").
I agree but when you say the western south thing. That would be just basically the state of Texas east towards basically the Mississippi river and North towards Little rock. Atlanta's influence covers a much larger area of the south.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: moving again
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2. I think those who chose D.C.'s location knew that both regions would claim the city (they accomplished their goals).
ya know that's very true! I never thought of that. If they truly wanted to put the capital in the south i doubt DC would have been their location
 
Old 09-27-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Atlanta. But in all honesty, who the heck would want this title?? No city enlightened by the 'American' idea for sure.

The Texas cities are not slighted the least in missing out on this designation. Perhaps Dallas and Houston focus on their 'western' root because of the absolute debacle their Southern root got them into. JMHO.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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Atlanta. But in all honesty, who the heck would want this title?? No city enlightened by the 'American' idea for sure.

The Texas cities are not slighted the least in missing out on this designation. Perhaps Dallas and Houston focus on their 'western' root because of the absolute debacle their Southern root got them into. JMHO.
Here's a good idea, try looking at the South as a region/a collection of states and nothing more. Don' let bias or elitism cloud your thinking. This is just a fun thread so the question for you is 'what city draws more interest or stands out in the South'.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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1) Richmond is the capital of the south
2) Richmond was only chosen as the capital because they wanted it to be right up in DC's face
3) Atlanta is the new capital of the south.... )until Richmond works its way up and knocks them off their faces )
 
Old 09-27-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well my screen name obviously tells you where I'm from and to include Miami in this poll is strange. We don't consider ourselves Southerners in any way shape or form. If we had to identify with a city it would be New York or Bogata or Carcas instead. Nothing wrong with the South we just consider ourselves more on a international level.

Thats OK. As Ive said in other threads, The South has disowned Florida. We dont claim ya'll....



Great post Tex. I'd have quoted it, but it was a mite on the long side. So...Kudos!

And I STILL say that Charleston should be given consideration here.....its prettier than Atlanta anyway....
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