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View Poll Results: What are your FAVORITE southern states? (Please choose up to five.)
Tennessee 184 38.49%
Kentucky 66 13.81%
West Virginia 50 10.46%
Virginia 155 32.43%
North Carolina 215 44.98%
South Carolina 119 24.90%
Georgia 176 36.82%
Alabama 74 15.48%
Mississippi 59 12.34%
Florida 182 38.08%
Louisiana 98 20.50%
Arkansas 42 8.79%
Texas 161 33.68%
Oklahoma 35 7.32%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 478. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Coming from the north, when I visit the South, it's usually in the bigger metro areas, so my choices are based on "city" experiences. My favorites are Atlanta & New Orleans. If Texas is deemed "Southern" I also vote that as a fav. I've never been north of Tampa in the state of Florida, so if Florida is "Southern" its cities are not at all at least culturally. No desire to visit AK, MS, AL, Kentucky, WV. Although I hear alot about VA that it's intriguing to me, as is NC. Whatever, it is, I always like visiting the South- I love the food, the weather is generally nice this time of year, the people are usually particularly pleasant.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NWArkansas/Seattle
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Born and raised in NW Arkansas so I like it...I like OK nice people and such.
Florida is ok...I tend to like the northern regions.Texas is alright...they are all ok to me.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
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Only 4 people said Arkansas, why?
They've got Hot Springs, open space, and even Evanescence, now who can beat that?
I LOVE evanescence...
something ironic, i saw 49 of the 50 states license plates on the road in maryland in the summer including Hawaii and Alaska, the only one i didnt see was Arkansas.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I voted for Arkansas because of course it is home. Arkansas has gotten a bad rap, by a lot of people (a lot of people who have never even been here). Don't knock Arkansas until you have at least visited.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The South
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You should feel proud that such a great state like Arkansas has fewer votes than it deserves. This shows the vast joys the South has to offer.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Although i hate evanescence lol, growing up in Fayetteville Arkansas was a great experience. I still love going back, as most of my friends and family are still there. While they had snow there about a week ago, my dad called me a couple days ago and said it was 71 degrees, sunny, and he was on the golf course. Jelousy!
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:58 PM
 
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I don't really consider Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia southern states.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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"I don't really consider Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia southern states." I can't speak for Texas or OK, but why would you consider Virginia a Southern state but not West Virginia? Just because some politicians drew a line through Virginia in 1863 and made two states? The people of West Virginia had nothing to do with that, it was done in Washington, DC. The present Constitution of the state of WV was written mostly by ex-Confederate soldiers in 1872, the voters trashed the Unionist Constitution when they were given back the vote in 1871. Most people don't really know the history of West Virginia.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Flyover country
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Having grown up in West Virginia and southern PA I didn't notice any "southern" or "northern" distinctions. (When I think of the South I guess I think more of GA,SC,MS,etc) I think some of the most beautiful areas are the mountains of NC and the lowcountry areas of SC and GA. (not familiar with AR,AL,or MS). And WV has some beautiful areas as well! I will say the people in WV are friendlier than PA!
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I will say the people in WV are friendlier than PA!
That's another vote
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