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View Poll Results: What Major city do you think of when the South is mentioned
Dallas 24 11.37%
New Orleans 46 21.80%
Atlanta 134 63.51%
Houston 31 14.69%
Nashville 39 18.48%
Miami 16 7.58%
Charlotte 28 13.27%
Birmingham 61 28.91%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 211. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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Hmm what about the southside of Fort Worth...All these homes and structures in Texas regardless of Polo89 beliefs are structures that are found all around the south. Regardless of the new groups that continue to migate to the south it doesn't change the fact they are still in the south.









Former Trinity Episcopal Church, Ft. Worth on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenm_61/3026196661/in/photostream/ - broken link)
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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Fort Worth is more Western than Southern.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I didn't realize Austin looked that southern. After playing around with Google Maps I have a completely different picture of the city, at least topographically/geographically.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Hmm what about the southside of Fort Worth...All these homes and structures in Texas regardless of Polo89 beliefs are structures that are found all around the south.









Former Trinity Episcopal Church, Ft. Worth on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenm_61/3026196661/in/photostream/ - broken link)
Actually, none of those look particularily southern. The house at the top looks like new construction.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:38 AM
 
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Actually, none of those look particularily southern. The house at the top looks like new construction.
Those homes have been upgraded and the southside don't look that way in real life...Its a revitalization effort...
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:38 AM
 
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Actually, none of those look particularily southern. The house at the top looks like new construction.
My thoughts exactly.

There is absolutely nothing Southern about Fort Worth. Southwestern yes, Southern no.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:39 AM
 
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Fort Worth is more Western than Southern.
Metro Matt what do you consider East Fort Worth....
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:43 AM
 
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Fort Worth is more Western than Southern.
Ft. Worth is western in the sense it is not southeastern, sure. It is not part of the West as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau (i.e. Rocky Mountain/Interior SW). If anything, it is "western South." (a unique sub-region of the larger South where essentially Southern history and characteristics blend with aspects of the western post-bellum frontier era, set in a different type physical environment than the forested southeast). By the same token, it not the "Southwest" of New Mexico and Arizona. Southwest in the old sense yes...but that was defined as the western frontier part of the South. Not the southern part of the West (i.e. New Mexico and Arizona, and trans-pecos Texas, yeah).

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:48 AM
 
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Ft. Worth is western only in the sense it is not southeastern. It is not part of the West as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau (i.e. Rocky Mountain/Interior SW). If anything, it is "western South." (a unique sub-region of the larger South where essentially Southern history and characteristics blend with characteristics of the western post-bellum frontier era, set in a different type physical environment than the forested southeast).
Thanks man

Metro Matt knows East Fort Worth is anything but western....You tell East Fort Worth residents they aren't from the south they will look at you crazy....The African american presence is much greater in Fort Worth (20% 2000 census) than in Austin (10% 2000 census).

This is a great example of what TexasReb is talking about....The National Cowboys Museum of Color in Fort Worth... There where plenty of black cowboys back in the day in Fort Worth but they still retained there southern hertiage.

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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Of this list, Birmingham's southernness ranks #1 although it's typically not as southern as people want or expect it to be either. Rural Alabama is way more southern-like than anything in and around the Birmingham Metro area. Places like Anniston, Gadsden, Clanton and especially Cullman would be alot more in line with what people are obviously looking for; southernness at it's core.

But still not as southern as Mississippi though...
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