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Old 03-01-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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Southern Maryland might well have southern attributes like Virginia and coastal N. Carolina. The Western panhandle has Appalachian attributes and culture and serves as a sort of transition, along with east-central West Virginia, from northern Appalachia to southern Appalachia.

However, when most of your population lives near places like Baltimore, Towson, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Annapolis, and Frederick, it just doesn't qualify. Maryland's never felt Southern to me at all. Plenty of nice areas, but I don't feel like I'm in the South until I'm in southern Virginia or central Kentucky. Sure, it is historically south of the Mason-Dixon line, had an appreciable and large slave trade, and channeled slaves southward. However, would you also call Washington, D.C. "Southern" anymore. It's a historically "Southern" city that is now very multicultural, full of NYC/NJ/Mass/Phila transplants, and the world's political and diplomatic capital.
Garrett and Allegany counties in MD are definitely upland Appalachian, high in elevation. Technically, I would classify that area as part of the central Allegheny highlands that stretch northward into Pennsylvania. That area has more of a northern feel due to the vegetation. I remember driving through the area one year in May and the leaves were not on the trees yet. I was quite surprised.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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Southern Maryland might well have southern attributes like Virginia and coastal N. Carolina. The Western panhandle has Appalachian attributes and culture and serves as a sort of transition, along with east-central West Virginia, from northern Appalachia to southern Appalachia.

However, when most of your population lives near places like Baltimore, Towson, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Annapolis, and Frederick, it just doesn't qualify. Maryland's never felt Southern to me at all. Plenty of nice areas, but I don't feel like I'm in the South until I'm in southern Virginia or central Kentucky. Sure, it is historically south of the Mason-Dixon line, had an appreciable and large slave trade, and channeled slaves southward. However, would you also call Washington, D.C. "Southern" anymore. It's a historically "Southern" city that is now very multicultural, full of NYC/NJ/Mass/Phila transplants, and the world's political and diplomatic capital.
So is Florida, Atlanta, and Virginia........
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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We gave Maryland to the North as a peace offering when we lost the Civil War.

Sorry, Yankee.
Nice try, However your opinion means nothing and will not ever remove the Fact that Maryland is a Southern state......

But you can keep talking though........
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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Nice try, However your opinion means nothing and will not ever remove the Fact that Maryland is a Southern state......

But you can keep talking though........
I wasn't asking for permission.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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We gave Maryland to the North as a peace offering when we lost the Civil War.

Sorry, Yankee.
lmao! I'd rep this but I gotta spread the love around some.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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We gave Maryland to the North as a peace offering when we lost the Civil War.

Sorry, Yankee.
LOL This is the best retort ever.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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We gave Maryland to the North as a peace offering when we lost the Civil War.

Sorry, Yankee.
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lmao! I'd rep this but I gotta spread the love around some.
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LOL This is the best retort ever.

Now what have we learned here.....


The only reason why most people in the deep south Deny the FACT that Maryland is a Southern State is due to Hatred and Bitterness due to the FACT that the South Lost the Civil War and continues to this day to out right Blame/Fault the state of Maryland for the South losing the Civil War......

Despite the Fact that the South lost the Civil War does not ever erase the Fact that Maryland is a Southern State......

People can argue and cry day and night and it will not change th Fact that Maryland is a Southern State...........
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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Being originally from southern Connecticut which is in southern New England, I have managed to fit right into my new home in the real South. But it is good to know that you posters are all still fighting that old war. Y'all -oops, sorry, a little Southern slipped out.... all of you keep on fighting; I'll sit back and watch. Wonder which side will win this time?
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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I've been away for over 14 hours. Did I miss the end of the war....again?
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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In a post earlier someone said Maryland is not southern because most of MDs population is in areas that dont feel southern, well that would make Virginia not southern considering most of its population is in NOVA and the Hampton Roads and those places dont feel stereotypically southern either to most.

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