U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-26-2014, 09:20 AM
 
985 posts, read 1,086,241 times
Reputation: 1265

Advertisements

Houston is clearly the most southern or "south eastern" in culture,climate and terrain. I can't believe Lubbock, Amarillo, Odessa or any other western Texas cities are mentioned. There are hardly any Black people in those cities and the terrain and climate have nothing in common with the south east.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-26-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Augusta GA
880 posts, read 2,529,128 times
Reputation: 357
I know some people will disagree, but I would say Odessa TX is the westernmost city. Up to this point, Southern Baptists still make up the majority of religious groups, Coke is still used to describe most soft drinks, and y'all is used in conversation. Sure the terrain may be western, but the area is still very culturally southern. Just look at Ochilltree County TX in the panhandle, you don't get much more culturally southern than that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
5,412 posts, read 7,703,380 times
Reputation: 3054
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedudewiththeplan View Post
I know some people will disagree, but I would say Odessa TX is the westernmost city. Up to this point, Southern Baptists still make up the majority of religious groups, Coke is still used to describe most soft drinks, and y'all is used in conversation. Sure the terrain may be western, but the area is still very culturally southern. Just look at Ochilltree County TX in the panhandle, you don't get much more culturally southern than that!
Yeh, I think you nailed it.

Some Deep South Purists will disregard Oklahoma/Texas' Southernness and inclusion in this discussion because of topographical and differences in terrain as you alluded to, while the culture of both states is, in general, quite Southern.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
5,412 posts, read 7,703,380 times
Reputation: 3054
Quote:
Originally Posted by adavi215 View Post
From my experience (albeit back in the early 90s) definitely felt Western in Amarillo. I saw my first tumbleweed there.


All you needed was John Wayne to show up on his trusty steed to complete the picture.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
2,069 posts, read 2,196,857 times
Reputation: 1329
Of the cities listed in the poll, the westernmost city of the Southeast is definitely Little Rock, no doubt about it. The rest of the cities are in Texas and Oklahoma, which are South Central, not Southeastern.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2014, 10:11 PM
 
4,677 posts, read 8,046,080 times
Reputation: 1236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yn0hTnA View Post
Of the cities listed in the poll, the westernmost city of the Southeast is definitely Little Rock, no doubt about it. The rest of the cities are in Texas and Oklahoma, which are South Central, not Southeastern.
That sums it up!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2014, 10:14 PM
 
4,677 posts, read 8,046,080 times
Reputation: 1236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bass&Catfish2008 View Post


All you needed was John Wayne to show up on his trusty steed to complete the picture.
I was looking for it. Imagine a kid from the Southeast and everyone is either black or white and then you see dirt roads, flat land, and tumbleweeds. I was so awed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
5,412 posts, read 7,703,380 times
Reputation: 3054
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yn0hTnA View Post
Of the cities listed in the poll, the westernmost city of the Southeast is definitely Little Rock, no doubt about it. The rest of the cities are in Texas and Oklahoma, which are South Central, not Southeastern.
I agree that Oklahoma/Texas are South-Central states and not part of the Southeast (Southeast Texas is similar, however and I might vote for Houston if the poll was strictly Southeast). However, the poll includes Texas and Oklahoma cities for some reason.

I think the same could be argued for Arkansas (especially western Arkansas) which is very much like Oklahoma in a number of ways, especially culturally.

Perhaps the OP who devised the poll should have just said "Westernmost city in the Greater South United States" and not "the Southeastern United States."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
607 posts, read 1,091,794 times
Reputation: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedudewiththeplan View Post
I know some people will disagree, but I would say Odessa TX is the westernmost city. Up to this point, Southern Baptists still make up the majority of religious groups, Coke is still used to describe most soft drinks, and y'all is used in conversation. Sure the terrain may be western, but the area is still very culturally southern. Just look at Ochilltree County TX in the panhandle, you don't get much more culturally southern than that!
I agree with this guy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2014, 03:53 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
8,931 posts, read 11,794,667 times
Reputation: 4853
Quote:
Originally Posted by adavi215 View Post
That sums it up!
Hardly. There's no valid, fail proof definition of "the Southeast" that would include Little Rock and not count any city that is west of it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top