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Old 06-02-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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I agree with you...I wouldnt consider it as south as anywhere else in the south, but I do think its southern. It is to Virginia what Dallas is to Texas imo.
Good comparison, Good comparison. Southern, but different.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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States ranked by their "Southernness"

1. Alabama
2. Mississippi
3. South Carolina
4. Florida (panhandle)
5. Arkansas
6. Louisiana
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Kentucky
11. Virginia
12. Texas
13. Oklahoma
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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The Southern states are Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. All of these states are dominated by Southern speech patterns, southern culture, and southern-type demographics
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Tis truth.
West Virginia is debatable. There's nothing Southern about the northern part of the state. Draw a line from Parkersburg to Elkins, and West Virginia changes pretty quickly on either side of that line.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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States ranked by their "Southernness"

1. Alabama
2. Mississippi
3. South Carolina
4. Florida (panhandle)
5. Arkansas
6. Louisiana
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Kentucky
11. Virginia
12. Texas
13. Oklahoma
Wow, Florida and Arkansas above Louisiana, Georgia, and Tennessee?...Kentucky above Virginia?...To each his own, but I cant say I would agree with this listing.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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States ranked by their "Southernness"

1. Alabama
2. Mississippi
3. South Carolina
4. Florida (panhandle)
5. Arkansas
6. Louisiana
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Kentucky
11. Virginia
12. Texas
13. Oklahoma
It's really unfair to rate their so called "southern-ness" because Alabama isn't anymore southern than Central and Northern LA, Vicksburg, MS isn't any more southern than Hot Springs, AR. Columbus, GA isn't more southern than Beaumont, TX and so forth.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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States ranked by their "Southernness"

1. Alabama
2. Mississippi
3. South Carolina
4. Florida (panhandle)
5. Arkansas
6. Louisiana
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Kentucky
11. Virginia
12. Texas
13. Oklahoma
Florida is mighty high.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Florida is mighty high.
He's going by only the Panhandle. Still a bit high though.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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He's going by only the Panhandle. Still a bit high though.
See, and that was my issue with the list...It seems a bit like saying"

States ranked by their "Southernness"

1. Alabama
2. Mississippi
3. South Carolina
4. Deep East Texas
5. South Central Virginia
6. Florida (panhandle)
7. Arkansas
9. Louisiana
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Southeast Oklahoma
Missouri Bootheel
Kentucky
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Someone rate states on their "northeastern-ness", "mid-western-ness", "west-ness", and "northwestern-ness."
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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WOW! This thread goes back quite a ways! LOL

Anyway, I am going to once again put in a "plug" for even most of West Texas (excluding the trans-pecos "horn") as being essentially Southern. Yes, yes, I know that topographically and climatically, it is much more akin to the interior/desert Southwest than to the classic South. No question on that score.

Yet (and I know many, including some of my fellow native Texans will disagree with me) I still do not agree it is a "transistion zone" in the more important cultural/historical sense. The reason I say that is that there is just not much of anything in that realm to transition into.

New Mexico and Arizona did not even become states until well into the 20th Century, and by that time west Texas had been settled overwhelmingly by southeastern pioneers who gave that region its basic Southern character (i.e. Southern Baptist Church, dialect, manners and traditions, etc) in a way that was never the case with the true SW.
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