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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 11-15-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Which city is the westernmost city Southeastern in culture? When I say Southeastern, think the culture of Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham, Memphis, etc. A city where people say y'all and ma'am and wake up every morning to biscuits and grits. Cities where there are historic neighborhoods neighborhoods fill with Southern charm lined with tall oak or magnolia trees. I've narrowed it down to these.

-Little Rock, Arkansas
-Tulsa, Oklahoma
-Dallas, Texas
-Houston, Texas
-San Antonio, Texas
-El Paso, Texas (though not Southern in culture at all, its the real westernmost city in Confederate territory!)

If its not one of these, what would you pick?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Ill go with Tulsa or even Dallas. Any further west and you are in "the west"
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Ill go with Tulsa or even Dallas. Any further west and you are in "the west"
Agreed. In Texas they say Dallas is where the East ends and Fort Worth is where the west begins. That said, one could make the case for Little Rock. Little Rock is the westernmost outpost of the Deep South in my opinion. The Deep South, by my definition, is the areas that have an agrarian tradition and had plantations. They also have a very high African American population to this date.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Fort Worth
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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I'd go farther and say Lubbock. People there have Southern accents, are Baptist and most of the surrounding counties are dry.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'd go farther and say Lubbock. People there have Southern accents, are Baptist and most of the surrounding counties are dry.
This is a possibility. In the true west you see more Catholics and LDS and less Southern Baptists. Outside of religion though is culture in Lubbock similar to Birmingham? As for alcohol, Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma have some of the strictest laws in the nation, moreso than any Southeastern states. I have always viewed West Texas is western in culture moreso than Southeastern.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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This is a possibility. In the true west you see more Catholics and LDS and less Southern Baptists. Outside of religion though is culture in Lubbock similar to Birmingham? As for alcohol, Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma have some of the strictest laws in the nation, moreso than any Southeastern states. I have always viewed West Texas is western in culture moreso than Southeastern.
West Texas has some of the highest concentration of Baptists in the United States.
http://philebersole.files.wordpress....02/baptist.gif

The only part of West Texas that I'd consider to be Western is the Trans-Pecos area around El Paso. It's a very Southern/Texan area... don't let the topography fool you.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Dallas. El Paso is a little more assimilated with the southwestern culture.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Nothing in Texas or Oklahoma is completely "southern" although I would say that Houston is the most "southern" city in Texas. I'm going to say that Ft.Smith or Shreveport is the western most completely southern town;

DFW has too much plains in it to be completely southern.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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West Texas has some of the highest concentration of Baptists in the United States.
http://philebersole.files.wordpress....02/baptist.gif

The only part of West Texas that I'd consider to be Western is the Trans-Pecos area around El Paso. It's a very Southern/Texan area... don't let the topography fool you.
True, if you consider Baptist churches the primary indicator of Southern-ness. However, are people in Lubbock or Amarillo similar culturally to people in Birmingham or Jackson MS in ways other than religion?
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