What were the largest cities in the South in 1860?

What were the largest cities in the South (to become part of the Confederacy) by population at the outbreak of the Civil War?

  1. New Orleans, LA – Population – 168,675
  2. Charleston, SC – Population – 40,522
  3. Richmond, VA – Population -37,910
  4. Mobile, AL – Population – 29,258
  5. Memphis, TN – Population – 22,623
  6. Savannah, GA – Population – 22,292
  7. Petersburg, VA – Population – 18,266
  8. Nashville, TN – Population – 16,988
  9. Norfolk, VA – Population – 14,620
  10. Wheeling, VA* – Population – 14,083
    West Virginia did not exist in 1860
  11. Alexandria, VA – Population – 12,652
  12. Augusta, GA – Population – 12,493
  13. Columbus, GA – Population – 9,621
  14. Atlanta, GA – Population – Top 10 385,237

Source: 1860 U.S. Census

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