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View Poll Results: Most authentic southern state
Virginia 6 2.78%
North Carolina 7 3.24%
South Carolina 15 6.94%
Georgia 15 6.94%
Florida 4 1.85%
Alabama 39 18.06%
Mississippi 78 36.11%
Louisiana 18 8.33%
Texas 12 5.56%
Arkansas 9 4.17%
Tennessee 10 4.63%
Kentucky 3 1.39%
Voters: 216. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-15-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Winter in Phoenix, Summer in Munds Park
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North Carolina, hands down. The small towns nestled in the Appalachians like Linville and Boone cannot be beat. The atmosphere up in the Appalachians is one of a kind, and the food is incredible. Best BBQ in the nation. Much history can be found in NC as well. The plantation homes throughout the state are absolutely beautiful. NASCAR started and is headquartered in Charlotte. Nearly everything that can be culturally connected to the south is found in North Carolina. It is a beautiful state and i am proud to say that my heart will always be in my town of Kernersville. The hospitality, the backroads, the water tower. Everything right out of a great country song.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Winter in Phoenix, Summer in Munds Park
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And one of my favorite sayings i heard from a nice older gentleman on the florida georgia line a few years back goes like this: the farther south in Florida you go, the more northern you get
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia (outside Atlanta). The panhandle of Florida and South Carolina are also pretty authentically Southern.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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North Carolina, hands down. The small towns nestled in the Appalachians like Linville and Boone cannot be beat. The atmosphere up in the Appalachians is one of a kind, and the food is incredible. Best BBQ in the nation. Much history can be found in NC as well. The plantation homes throughout the state are absolutely beautiful. NASCAR started and is headquartered in Charlotte. Nearly everything that can be culturally connected to the south is found in North Carolina. It is a beautiful state and i am proud to say that my heart will always be in my town of Kernersville. The hospitality, the backroads, the water tower. Everything right out of a great country song.
Not to completely discredit your opinion, but I'm not convinced NC could be the most authentic southern state. There's only one small portion of it that's barely in the Deep South.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Not to completely discredit your opinion, but I'm not convinced NC could be the most authentic southern state. There's only one small portion of it that's barely in the Deep South.
Eastern NC is considered Deep Southern, and it's a pretty sizable chunk of the state--pretty much everything east of I-95. However, I tend to agree with you about the state as a whole not really being the most authentically Southern. I think there are too many extra-regional influences at play in a couple of places throughout.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Eastern NC is considered Deep Southern, and it's a pretty sizable chunk of the state--pretty much everything east of I-95. However, I tend to agree with you about the state as a whole not really being the most authentically Southern. I think there are too many extra-regional influences at play in a couple of places throughout.
I know we've discussed this before, and I'll always maintain that only Southeastern NC could be considered Deep South. I'm just not seeing it with Greenville or the rest of the state.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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I know we've discussed this before, and I'll always maintain that only Southeastern NC could be considered Deep South. I'm just not seeing it with Greenville or the rest of the state.
Previously, I don't even think you considered southeastern NC as Deep Southern. So why not the rest of eastern NC and where do you consider the dividing line to be? That whole swath of the state is very, very similar throughout, from Rocky Mount on down to Lumberton.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia (outside Atlanta). The panhandle of Florida and South Carolina are also pretty authentically Southern.
Add Louisiana, East Texas, Southern Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, oh wait, that's basically every Southern state. Yep, every Southern state, no matter how diluted by outside influence, they still have parts that are authentically Southern.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Not to completely discredit your opinion, but I'm not convinced NC could be the most authentic southern state. There's only one small portion of it that's barely in the Deep South.
Most of NC is pretty darn Southern. Most of NC, is characteristically similar to the one slice of Texas that is considered the Deep South(east Texas). In other words, if Austin, SA, and Dallas are considered Southern, most of NC is Southern for sure.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Like, I don't think you can even divide NC into sections that are "Southern", "Southern-lite", "Non-Southern" the same way you can do with Texas, or maybe Florida. Almost all of NC is Southern, with "Yankee" enclaves spread throughout.
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