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View Poll Results: Is Wilmington a Northeastern City?
Yes 44 88.00%
No 7 14.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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I would only consider it to be in the Northeast. Amtrak has it as one of its stops on the Northeast Corridor, does it not?

I've always considered the Northeast to be New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC. The tough one is West Virginia. Are they considered Midwest or South?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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As someone whonlives in Florida a very southrn state...who happens to travel to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Wilmington, NYC, and Boston for work very frequently....the answer is simply yes..... Wilmington is more northeastern than southern in every way.


It is nothing like any cities in Florida, nor is it anything like any cities in Georgia or south carolina.

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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I would only consider it to be in the Northeast. Amtrak has it as one of its stops on the Northeast Corridor, does it not?

I've always considered the Northeast to be New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC. The tough one is West Virginia. Are they considered Midwest or South?
no one wants to claim west virginia, lets be honest. .

If anything I'd say they're more mid-west than anything. or "appalachian"
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:13 PM
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Since Wilmington is in Delaware, a Northeastern State like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, yes, Wilmington is a Northeastern City like New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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West Virginia=Appalachian or Upper South.

Wilmington: Could be Northeast, if you wish, but I wouldn't take an Amtrak designation as defining it. Very broadly speaking, you can indeed force the Northeast designation as far south as DC, but I wonder if that's not doing violence to the geography and cultural history. Both DC and Baltimore were historically Southern cities. Delaware and Maryland are both more accurately identified as Mid-Atlantic, IMO, with both states having areas that can be described as being within the Upper South, and MD having western counties that can be considered Appalachian, certainly geographically so.

I wonder if the term "Northeast" is really very helpful; it's too general, I think. Mid-Atlantic, Lower New England, and Upper New England may be more useful designations, with Upper South, Tidewater, and Appalachian being some applicable regional and cultural designations within the broad Mid-Atlantic area.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:38 AM
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West Virginia=Appalachian or Upper South.

Wilmington: Could be Northeast, if you wish, but I wouldn't take an Amtrak designation as defining it. Very broadly speaking, you can indeed force the Northeast designation as far south as DC, but I wonder if that's not doing violence to the geography and cultural history. Both DC and Baltimore were historically Southern cities. Delaware and Maryland are both more accurately identified as Mid-Atlantic, IMO, with both states having areas that can be described as being within the Upper South, and MD having western counties that can be considered Appalachian, certainly geographically so.

I wonder if the term "Northeast" is really very helpful; it's too general, I think. Mid-Atlantic, Lower New England, and Upper New England may be more useful designations, with Upper South, Tidewater, and Appalachian being some applicable regional and cultural designations within the broad Mid-Atlantic area.
I wouldn't use the term "Upper South" for Maryland, DC, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Mid-Atlantic or Lower North sounds better for that part of the US. Tidewater is in Virginia. Appalachian is in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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Interestingly, a linguist has a map illustrating accents.

It illustrates a southern timing in speech, with a bit of the accent in Baltimore.

Once you reach Wilmington (not the rest of DE,) neither the accent or timing is southern whatsoever.

http://aschmann.net/AmEng/#SmallMapUnitedStates
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Anyone who voted against Wilmington being a northeastern city should be ashamed of themselves. smh.
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