H. W.: The location of state capitols has almost always been a matter of political negotiation. Occasionally, there is a city that just sort of screams out by virtue of longevity or something else "This is where the capitol ought to be - Boston, Massachusetts. But most states, especially the ones that were created after the original thirteen, there was a conscious decision ... the capitol is gonna go here rather than there.
Brian: Picking capitols is like playing politics. You're often safer going right for the middle.