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Old 06-29-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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If you think Birmingham is too cosmopolitan and thus not Southern enough, then there's no such thing as a "true Southern city." Birmingham is arguably the most Southern of the major Southern cities (those with metropolitan areas in excess of 1 million persons).
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
I think of Nashville as very cosmopolitan because so many musicians have moved there. A more authentic southern city is Savannah, GA, or Charleston SC. Not sure how much poverty there is in Charleston, but there's some in Savannah.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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Didn't take long for Charleston or Savannah to be mentioned in a thread where the OP said he/she wants to plan a trip to parts of the South that people usually don't want to visit.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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You want poverty in the South? How about Macon GA?
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Any city in the south is authentic southern.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
So you think Birmingham is more cosmopolitan than Nashville, interesting...

Nashville is turning into a hipster capital and is also on the rise as one of the most desirable cities to move to. Sure it has "Southern" flare, but Birmingham would be a great place for what you seek, not Nashville
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I think of Nashville as very cosmopolitan because so many musicians have moved there. A more authentic southern city is Savannah, GA, or Charleston SC. Not sure how much poverty there is in Charleston, but there's some in Savannah.
The OP wants to go to places that people normally don't...

Savannah and Charleston are amazing places that tourists flock to. Doesn't quite fit the bill
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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Didn't take long for Charleston or Savannah to be mentioned in a thread where the OP said he/she wants to plan a trip to parts of the South that people usually don't want to visit.
Makes sense right? Two amazing places that people flock to...
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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So you think Birmingham is more cosmopolitan than Nashville, interesting...
I was going to say that but it appears that the OP is unfamiliar with Nashville.
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