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View Poll Results: What is the westernmost city in the Southeastern United States?
Little Rock, Arkansas 15 15.15%
Tulsa, Oklahoma 7 7.07%
Dallas, Texas 24 24.24%
Houston, Texas 17 17.17%
San Antonio, Texas 15 15.15%
El Paso, Texas 12 12.12%
Other (Explain!) 9 9.09%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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When it comes to what the Southeast is, people need to realize that we're essentially working with one of two definitions:

1. The South that is east of the Mississippi. Pretty cut-and-dry. This definition includes the east bank of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte, Jacksonville, and Miami

2. The southeastern quadrant of the US. This is the definition that I feel to be the most culturally relevant and applicable, with only a few exceptions, though it's also the most controversial. The things that tie this region together would be the damp, subtropical weather, pine forests that swallow up much of the region, and a list of other characteristics commonly associated with the South. Houston, Little Rock, Shreveport, and the west bank of New Orleans would be the cities absent from the first definition, but are included in this one.

Most of Texas and Oklahoma do not seem to fit in any logical definition of the Southeast.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: NorCal by way of L.A. and Atlanta
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Keep going east, because even Houston is South Central Southern.
Well I can't argue with that! Come to think of it Texas is not really part of the southeast. It's just that East Texas seems to have more in common with southern LA, MS, AL, GA, and northern FL which can be confusing to many people including myself because even the dialect in those areas sound the same (except New Orleans and the Gullah dialect in the low country parts of GA and SC coast) they drop the r in their words plus they are all part of the deep south.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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When it comes to what the Southeast is, people need to realize that we're essentially working with one of two definitions:

1. The South that is east of the Mississippi. Pretty cut-and-dry. This definition includes the east bank of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Nashville, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Charlotte, Jacksonville, and Miami

2. The southeastern quadrant of the US. This is the definition that I feel to be the most culturally relevant and applicable, with only a few exceptions, though it's also the most controversial. The things that tie this region together would be the damp, subtropical weather, pine forests that swallow up much of the region, and a list of other characteristics commonly associated with the South. Houston, Little Rock, Shreveport, and the west bank of New Orleans would be the cities absent from the first definition, but are included in this one.

Most of Texas and Oklahoma do not seem to fit in any logical definition of the Southeast.
I tend to utilize the first definition when I think of the Southeast. It's a purely geographical designation for me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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=Mutiny77;33670639]I tend to utilize the first definition when I think of the Southeast. It's a purely geographical designation for me.
Well said, Mutiny! Divide the country into four quadrants? Yes, and roughly half of Texas would be in both the southeast and the southwest! But historically and culturally speaking? Then it becomes a whole different consideration....
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