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Old 12-12-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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I am not sure what it means to be Southern or Eastern. Architecture? Economy? Ethnicity? Political leanings? Geography?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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I am not sure what it means to be Southern or Eastern. Architecture? Economy? Ethnicity? Political leanings? Geography?
I have to confess, I wondered the same thing. Amazed the thread has generated the level of commentary it has. I feel confident in saying Cincinnati is more southern in character than Fargo (hi, Jan) and more northern than Birmingham. More eastern than Denver, and more western than Philadelphia. Everybody happy now?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Other than the architecture (somewhat), Cincinnati seemed to have little to nothing in common with the East Coast. And I guess geographically, Cincinnati (and all of Ohio) looks "Eastern" when you look at a entire US map.

When you talk about every other aspect/category it's usually the opposite of typical East Coast metros. Cincinnati comes off as a mix of Midwestern and midsouth (add appalachia) with older architecture.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Earth
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So what exactly is the definition of Midwest? It is only approximately the middle of the country and only west of the east coast. We probably could have used another term Mideast, but it is too late to create it now. If you look at the 12 states considered to be part of the Midwest, Ohio is definitely one of them. South of the Ohio river is Southern.

As Cincinnati is located on the Ohio river it is going to naturally share traits between the Midwest and the South. But it is still Midwest.

Pittsburg shares a lot of traits with Cincinnati. But it is in an Eastern state and therefore an Eastern city.

You may try to redraw geography, but it is what it is.
I've described it as the Mideast, but you're right; it's too late to create that term as a region. I'd guess that it goes back to ye olde tymes when everthing west of the Appalacian Mountains was "out west".
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I've described it as the Mideast, but you're right; it's too late to create that term as a region. I'd guess that it goes back to ye olde tymes when everthing west of the Appalacian Mountains was "out west".
And considering what I encounter when I go east of the Appalacian Mountains, I would still consider that a pretty good dividing line. Maybe we should have had a Mideast designation, but I am not sure where the Midwest would have started then - the Mississippi River? I guess the Rockies would be the next natural dividing line to the actual West.

Some asked earlier how to distinguish an easterner from a midwesterner from a southerner.

Well to me the easterner and midwesterner can cause a problem, since most of the midwesterners migrated from the east. But the southerner, that is no problem, just distinguish:
  • If they still reject the fact the South lost the Civil War and want to reinstate Jeff Davis as President of the country, you got it.
  • If they want to display their Confederate Flag equal to or in place of the Stars and Stripes, you got it.
  • If they believe the SEC is ABSOLUTELY the best athletic conference in the nation, you got it.
Man, I should ruffle some feathers with this.
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