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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 12-25-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Are people using the Southeast as a synonym of the South, or are they strictly referring to the eastern part?
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Well, Houston is the only place on the list where you don't get funny looks at a diner when you ask for grits, unless you're at Waffle House.
Far as I can tell, Southeastern Culture ends when you cross the Mississippi River, unless you're in Southern Louisiana, then it seems to extend to somewhere around the Sabine River or the Atchafalaya.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Far as I can tell, Southeastern Culture ends when you cross the Mississippi River, unless you're in Southern Louisiana, then it seems to extend to somewhere around the Sabine River or the Atchafalaya.
The South extends further west in North Louisiana than in South Louisiana. Shreveport is still the south, but Lake Charles might not be. Maybe the Red River is a better dividing line. Acadiana is a region of its own, not the true South which is Protestant above any thing else.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NorCal by way of L.A. and Atlanta
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Personally I think topography and architecture, in which west Texas has more in common with the Southwest than the Southeast, is just as important in creating the overall feel of a place as religion and voting patterns. But you are right, the true Southwest has far more of a Spanish/Native American influence as is very evident in New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California with the exception of the coastal metropolises.

What about San Antonio? Does it fit more with the Southeast or the Southwest?
Yes you are correct San Antonio is southwest and definitely no part of the southeast period maybe somewhat southern as in South Central southern. Now Houston has more in common with the southeast though
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Yes you are correct San Antonio is southwest and definitely no part of the southeast period maybe somewhat southern as in South Central southern. Now Houston has more in common with the southeast though
Keep going east, because even Houston is South Central Southern.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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This is a great question. Good job bchris for coming up with it. I did some serious thinking and I think I have to go with Dallas. As someone said earlier Dalls is where the South ends and where the West begins in Fort Worth. Although Houston by far is the most Southern. I think it may be one of the few Texas cities that claims to be culturally Southern and Texan. I was also leaning Tulsa.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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This is a great question. Good job bchris for coming up with it. I did some serious thinking and I think I have to go with Dallas. As someone said earlier Dalls is where the South ends and where the West begins in Fort Worth. Although Houston by far is the most Southern. I think it may be one of the few Texas cities that claims to be culturally Southern and Texan. I was also leaning Tulsa.
Oklahoma City/Tulsa and Fort Worth, Dallas, and Lubbock/Amarillo are all viable candidates for Westernmost boundary of the South.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City/Tulsa and Fort Worth, Dallas, and Lubbock/Amarillo are all viable candidates for Westernmost boundary of the South.
I would agree however, I think that Tulsa is sort of in it's own catagory, OKC, Ft Worth, and Dallas are similar, and Lubbock/Amarillo are different from the others.

Compared to the others, Lubbock and Amarillo are much more western. Having grown up in Oklahoma City, the first place I moved to outside of Oklahoma was Lubbock and it was palpably different than OKC. Perhaps it's just a function of the size of the cities but cows, cowboy hats, and boots per capita was waaay higher in west Texas than in OKC.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I would agree however, I think that Tulsa is sort of in it's own catagory, OKC, Ft Worth, and Dallas are similar, and Lubbock/Amarillo are different from the others.

Compared to the others, Lubbock and Amarillo are much more western. Having grown up in Oklahoma City, the first place I moved to outside of Oklahoma was Lubbock and it was palpably different than OKC. Perhaps it's just a function of the size of the cities but cows, cowboy hats, and boots per capita was waaay higher in west Texas than in OKC.


Not to mention that overt Texas pride!
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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Oklahoma City/Tulsa and Fort Worth, Dallas, and Lubbock/Amarillo are all viable candidates for Westernmost boundary of the South.
From my experience (albeit back in the early 90s) definitely felt Western in Amarillo. I saw my first tumbleweed there.
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