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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 12-16-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Oh, and Virginia is not the South. Miami, however, is.

The only reason Atlanta has 100+ votes is because you guys that stay glued to the television are under the impression that the A is the most important city down here. Not even close.
If Virginia is not the South, than what is it? Please do not say the North because it has NOTHING in common with it. I was one of those Texans that had this same belief about Virginia until I came up here. If anyone believes that the state outside of NOVA is not Southern, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

Virginia is very much a Southern state and it is not that different from North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.

 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Take it from someone who is both a Georgia and Texas native

Houston and Atlanta are equally southern...

Atlanta is the capital of the SOUTHEAST...NOT the SOUTH

I've decided that there is no capital of the south. if there was, we wouldn't be discussing it

Houston seems to "dominate" the western Gulf Coast, and the southern half of East Texas (Beaumont, Nacogdoches, etc.), while Dallas most likely the cultural center of the northern half of East Texas (Tyler, Texarkana, Marshall, etc.), extreme southern Oklahoma and the Shreveport region. Dallas and Houston seem to share Louisiana and Western Mississippi. Maybe even Alabama for some folk.

Oh, and Virginia is not the South. Miami, however, is.

The only reason Atlanta has 100+ votes is because you guys that stay glued to the television are under the impression that the A is the most important city down here. Not even close.
Wow. That has to be one of the most acurate post ive heard. Espacially about Houston and the whole state of texas for that matter dominating the gulf coast. I new hundreds of people from New Orleans when I was in Texas, and that was 2yrs before katrina. And I didnt even live in Houston I lived in Austin. People have been moving to texas from NO for years. Most people think that the New Orleans residents in TX is just an influx of evacuees, but in reality this migration of new orleans residents to the state of texas has been happening for many many years. Alot of east texas residents are even descendents of louisiana creoles. Especially in the Houston area and port arthur TX. Beyonce Knoweles who is from Houston is part louisiana creole from her mom. And her mom is from Galveston. See what I mean. Its not just ATL where residents of other southern states flock to. So nice post. I really agree.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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Take it from someone who is both a Georgia and Texas native

Houston and Atlanta are equally southern...

Atlanta is the capital of the SOUTHEAST...NOT the SOUTH

I've decided that there is no capital of the south. if there was, we wouldn't be discussing it

Houston seems to "dominate" the western Gulf Coast, and the southern half of East Texas (Beaumont, Nacogdoches, etc.), while Dallas most likely the cultural center of the northern half of East Texas (Tyler, Texarkana, Marshall, etc.), extreme southern Oklahoma and the Shreveport region. Dallas and Houston seem to share Louisiana and Western Mississippi. Maybe even Alabama for some folk.

Oh, and Virginia is not the South. Miami, however, is.

The only reason Atlanta has 100+ votes is because you guys that stay glued to the television are under the impression that the A is the most important city down here. Not even close.

I feel Virginia is like Texas when it comes to labeling it. The southern half of Virginia has a very southern feel to it with cities like Suffolk,VA Beach, and Chesapeake. The northern half has a northern feel to it with cities like Charlottesville. Richmond,Va is a divide been northern and southern.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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Oh yeah and I also new plenty of people from mississippi and alabama too.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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I feel Virginia is like Texas when it comes to labeling it. The southern half of Virginia has a very southern feel to it with cities like Suffolk,VA Beach, and Chesapeake. The northern half has a northern feel to it with cities like Charlottesville. Richmond,Va is a divide been northern and southern.
Yeah I heard that too. I knew people who were born and raised in northern VA who talk like there from NYC.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Wow. That has to be one of the most acurate post ive heard. Espacially about Houston and the whole state of texas for that matter dominating the gulf coast. I new hundreds of people from New Orleans when I was in Texas, and that was 2yrs before katrina. And I didnt even live in Houston I lived in Austin. People have been moving to texas from NO for years. Most people think that the New Orleans residents in TX is just an influx of evacuees, but in reality this migration of new orleans residents to the state of texas has been happening for many many years. Alot of east texas residents are even descendents of louisiana creoles. Especially in the Houston area and port arthur TX. Beyonce Knoweles who is from Houston is part louisiana creole from her mom. And her mom is from Galveston. See what I mean. Its not just ATL where residents of other southern states flock to. So nice post. I really agree.
Houston is now beginning to get a large influx of people from TN and MISS as well. I'm attending Texas Southern right now and it seems the majority of the people I've met are from the Houston area,Cali,IL,TN,MS, and D.C. I haven't met too many people from the north.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Houston is now beginning to get a large influx of people from TN and MISS as well. I'm attending Texas Southern right now and it seems the majority of the people I've met are from the Houston area,Cali,IL,TN,MS, and D.C. I haven't met too many people from the north.
Exactly what im talking about. I agree 100% When I was living in Austin I didnt know many people from up north. but I knew plenty of peole from miss, al, cali, Lou, tenn, oklahoma. But it wasnt until I moved to NC is when I met plenty and plenty of northerners especially New Yorkers. i never seen so many New Yorkers ever sicne I lived in FL since 1995 when I was in 1st grade. Isnt Texas Southern an HBCU? I go to a community college right now lol.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Exactly what im talking about. I agree 100% When I was living in Austin I didnt know many people from up north. but I knew plenty of peole from miss, al, cali, Lou, tenn, oklahoma. But it wasnt until I moved to NC is when I met plenty and plenty of northerners especially New Yorkers. i never seen so many New Yorkers sicne I lived in FL. Isnt Texas Southern an HBCU? I go to a community college right now lol.
Yeah it's located right across the street from University of Houston.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Oh, and Virginia is not the South. Miami, however, is.
Based on what? If it's geography, then both are Southern. If it's culture, Virginia makes a MUCH stronger case for being Southern than Miami, NoVA notwithstanding.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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Based on what? If it's geography, then both are Southern. If it's culture, Virginia makes a MUCH stronger case for being Southern than Miami, NoVA notwithstanding.
True. Culturally SoFl isnt very southern.
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