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Old 08-08-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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New England: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY
Mid Atlantic: NJ, PA, DE, MD, WV, VA
South East: NC, SC, GA, FL
Deep South: TN, AL, MS, LA, AK, TX
Great Lakes: OH, MI, IN, KY, IL, WI
Great Plains: MO, NE, KS, ND, SD, IA, MN, OK
Rockies: CO, WY, UT, MT, ID
Southwest: AZ, NM, NV, S.CA
Northwest: OR, WA, N.CA
Alaska
Hawaii
Can you explain why Kentucky would be a Great Lakes state? Just curious, as it makes absolutely NO sense.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Can you explain why Kentucky would be a Great Lakes state? Just curious, as it makes absolutely NO sense.
Well it doesn't fit smoothly into any region. With that being said, its not a Mid Atlantic State, and its not a Deep South state. So that leaves the Great plains or the Great lakes.

Another alternative is to have an Appalachian region which would include KY, WV, TN, and western PA
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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Well it doesn't fit smoothly into any region. With that being said, its not a Mid Atlantic State, and its not a Deep South state. So that leaves the Great plains or the Great lakes.

Another alternative is to have an Appalachian region which would include KY, WV, TN, and western PA
Then something is flawed...a Great Lakes state should touch a Great Lake, wouldn't you think? It's nowhere near a Great Lake.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Then something is flawed...a Great Lakes state should touch a Great Lake, wouldn't you think? It's nowhere near a Great Lake.
Yeah well he or she thinks Arizona and New Mexico are in the south so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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Yeah well he or she thinks Arizona and New Mexico are in the south so take it with a grain of salt.
He also placed Alaska in the Deep South section, lol
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:49 PM
 
Location: 'Back in the midst of a world gone mad'
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The Carolina's will take Kentucky. Every time I've been through there the people are very nice. Btw, you can't split up the Carolina's. Lol
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Off the top of my head:
Pacific: AK,HI, and everything west of I-5 in CA, OR, WA;
Inter Mountain West: AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV, CA [east of I-5] (south)...ID, MT, WY, OR & WA [east of I-5] (north);
Plains: OK, KS, TX (south)...NE, IA, SD, ND (north);
Great Lakes: MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, PA, Western NY [West of I-81];
Deep South:AK, LA, MS, AL;
South: MO, TN, KY, WV;
Atlantic: FL, GA, SC, NC, VA (south)...MD, DE, NJ, Southern NY [basically NYC & Long Island] (mid);
New England: RI, CT, Northern NY [remainder of state], MA, NH, VT, ME;

*IL, IN, and PA just graze the Great Lakes and could split them into multiple regions, but it is easier to put them in the Great Lakes region because it isn't as easy to split them up like NY, CA, OR, or WA;
*TX is mostly prairie, so it is going in the plains category;
*Inter Mountain West is basically where the Cascades, Sierras, and Rockies are located...
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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*TX is mostly prairie, so it is going in the plains category
The "plains" in reference are the Great Plains, of which maybe one-fifth of Texas is in, to be generous. The coastal prairies, the blackland prairies, and the cross-timbers are NOT part of the Great Plains. You can find prairies in most of the 50 states. I live in Washington, and the entire Southeast part of the state is grassland prairie, but that doesn't make us a "plains" state.

Really, the only part of Texas that fits with the rest of the plains states in reference here is the panhandle and a sliver of West Texas, and that isn't even close to being the majority of the state's land area. Texas is no more a "plains" state than Colorado and New Mexico are. In fact, percentage-wise, there are more (great) plains in those two states than there is in Texas.

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Old 10-01-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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How about this:

New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
Mid-Atlantic (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia)
Southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama)
South Central (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas)
Northern Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan)
Southern Midwest (Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas)
Eastern Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky)
Northwest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah)
Pacific (California, Nevada, Hawaii)

Forget the Northeast, the South, the Midwest and the West. The Northeast is too small while the Midwest, South and West are too big. Lets divide the nation into even more regions.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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No, I don't think the 4-region model of the US is too broad. I think it serves it's purpose well. If one needs to be more specific they can always break the US up into the census regions.
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