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Old 05-30-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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I might go on vacation this summer and I would like to know what is the most Southern city in the United States? I would like a city where you get what you think of the South (the bible belt, southern twang, etc.). I do not know about cities like Atlanta. It might be too cosmopolitan.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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Birmingham, Alabama
Dallas, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee
Charleston, South Carolina
Nashville, Tennessee
Richmond, Virginia

All come to my mind
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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Hilo, HI is the southern most City in the US, there are some town that are more south of it, but they are not cities..
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Jackson, MS
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:09 AM
 
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I might go on vacation this summer and I would like to know what is the most Southern city in the United States? I would like a city where you get what you think of the South (the bible belt, southern twang, etc.). I do not know about cities like Atlanta. It might be too cosmopolitan.
Hands down in my opinion would be a city like Savannah GA. And if you haven't already, read this book before you go! Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt | 9780679751526 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:17 AM
 
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Jackson, MS
Montgomery, AL
Birmingham, AL
Savannah, GA
Charleston, SC
Columbia, SC
Memphis, TN

Charleston and Savannah are the best for southern history, both are extremely historic. Richmond could also work, but Richmond is also borderline Mid-Atlantic as opposed to being undeniably southern. The rest of those cities, especially Jackson and Montgomery, have few transplants so they're probably the best picks where you "get what you think of the South" without venturing into rural areas.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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I'd add Augusta, GA; Mobile, AL; and even Jacksonville, FL to an extent.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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What size city are you wanting to visit? If you want southern stereotypes, a town like Fort Smith, Arkansas would be your best bet. It's very red, culturally Southern, and fundamentalist Christian.

For larger towns I would say Birmingham, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Knoxville TN, or Jackson MS. The major cities are going to be a little more cosmopolitan than you are looking for.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Jackson,Mississippi
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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Some cities in Texas would sure qualify, like the medium sized ones, like Abilene or something. Of course Jackson, MS, Montgomery and Birmingham, AL, Shreveport, LA, Macon, GA, Memphis, TN, Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Charlotte, NC, Lexington, KY, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Roanoake, VA would have a lot of that.
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