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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 09-22-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
There is no capital of the south. There are so many transplants in Atlanta now most southerners don't even claim it anymore.
Well, I am and I do

 
Old 09-22-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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It was later changed to Mobile Alabama. Just read the first page and i dont know if anyway has corrected you yet
Actually, it was changed to Danville, VA. But Richmond held the longest- at 4 years.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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It may be hard for a native to believe, but Texas is really not often thought of anywhere, not even in the rest of the South.
I wouldn't go that far--for people who haven't been it either incites a strong (positive or negative) emotion or a vast curiosity. When I lived in Boston, I got quite a few interesting comments.

I think of Atlanta as a capital of the old South and I think the capital of the "new South" is much more ambiguous.

A lot of the cities on this list think of Atlanta just about as much as Atlanta thinks of them...which IMO is very little.

This thread should really be old vs. new because there has been an immense shift of power and culture. In around the 1800s Atlanta was the Southern end all be all, but there are cities that developed in the region (or with a similar culture) that have assumed some of that power/culture.

So I guess, for historic reasons, I could choose Atlanta.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Originally Posted by theSUBlime View Post
I wouldn't go that far--for people who haven't been it either incites a strong (positive or negative) emotion or a vast curiosity. When I lived in Boston, I got quite a few interesting comments.

I think of Atlanta as a capital of the old South and I think the capital of the "new South" is much more ambiguous.

A lot of the cities on this list think of Atlanta just about as much as Atlanta thinks of them...which IMO is very little.

This thread should really be old vs. new because there has been an immense shift of power and culture. In around the 1800s Atlanta was the Southern end all be all, but there are cities that developed in the region (or with a similar culture) that have assumed some of that power/culture.

So I guess, for historic reasons, I could choose Atlanta.
Atlanta is NEW SOUTH. Atlanta is anything BUT Old South. Its the "New South". Richmond, Charleston, Savannah- etc thats Old South.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Atlanta is NEW SOUTH. Atlanta is anything BUT Old South. Its the "New South". Richmond, Charleston, Savannah- etc thats Old South.
I guess... I won't give you "anything BUT," because IMO it rides the line.

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Old 09-22-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Originally Posted by theSUBlime View Post
I wouldn't go that far--for people who haven't been it either incites a strong (positive or negative) emotion or a vast curiosity. When I lived in Boston, I got quite a few interesting comments.

I think of Atlanta as a capital of the old South and I think the capital of the "new South" is much more ambiguous.

A lot of the cities on this list think of Atlanta just about as much as Atlanta thinks of them...which IMO is very little.

This thread should really be old vs. new because there has been an immense shift of power and culture. In around the 1800s Atlanta was the Southern end all be all, but there are cities that developed in the region (or with a similar culture) that have assumed some of that power/culture.

So I guess, for historic reasons, I could choose Atlanta.
Atlanta is New South. It draws people from the surrounding states like a magnet being much more centrally located to the rest of the South than Dallas or Houston.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Atlanta is the capital of the South. At least as much as any US city deserves this title in the southeastern United States. The South is populated by numerous mid-size cities (Macon, Birmingham, Jackson, Augusta, Columbia, Charleston, Raleigh, Asheville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Roanoke, Richmond, Savannah, Florence, Montgomery, etc, etc, etc). Atlanta is the most populous and biggest economic engine of all of them. Houston and Dallas would be rivals for the title, but east Texas is more Texas than it is "The South."
 
Old 09-22-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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Atlanta
 
Old 09-22-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Atlanta Wins !
 
Old 09-22-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Originally Posted by houstoner View Post
Atlanta is New South. It draws people from the surrounding states like a magnet being much more centrally located to the rest of the South than Dallas or Houston.

Well, I love you houstoner, but I disagree. I think the central location point has validity, therefore the whole airport thing, but I don't really see much past that. Agree to disagree with you. I was pointing out that it's New and Old South.
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