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View Poll Results: Which states are southeastern? (Multi-choice option)
Alabama 67 75.28%
Arkansas 28 31.46%
Florida 76 85.39%
Georgia 86 96.63%
Kentucky 27 30.34%
Louisiana 42 47.19%
Maryland 10 11.24%
Mississippi 58 65.17%
North Carolina 79 88.76%
Oklahoma 3 3.37%
South Carolina 85 95.51%
Tennessee 59 66.29%
Texas 7 7.87%
Virginia 61 68.54%
West Virginia 19 21.35%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Louisiana, parts of Arkansas, and parts of Texas are southeastern, but not the southeast.
If you mean southeastern in culture they are in someways. But I have read about some foods over in the far SE that we don't have here. Or at least aren't common.

Never heard of serving hushpuppies with BBQ
Boiled peanuts aren't very well known here either
No shrimp and grits


If you don't believe me, or maybe you know some differnet people than who I associate with. I can tlell you even more about how regionalized the food can get.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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If you mean southeastern in culture they are in someways. But I have read about some foods over in the far SE that we don't have here. Or at least aren't common.

Never heard of serving hushpuppies with BBQ
Boiled peanuts aren't very well known here either
No shrimp and grits


If you don't believe me, or maybe you know some differnet people than who I associate with. I can tlell you even more about how regionalized the food can get.
I've had shrimp and grits here in Houston and you can definitely find that in other parts of eastern Texas. And since when are boiled peanuts not well known here?

The southeast isn't one monolithic region. Different subregions have their own customs. For instance, in Alabama they have white barbecue sauce, and you don't see that elsewhere.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida are no brainers. North Carolina is a yes. Tennessee and Kentucky are known as mid south but I still chose them as Southeastern. I was on the fence for Arkansas and Louisiana. Historically, they are different than the other southeast states. Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Maryland, no.
Kentucky, yes, but Virginia, no? How did that happen?
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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I've had shrimp and grits here in Houston and you can definitely find that in other parts of eastern Texas. And since when are boiled peanuts not well known here?

The southeast isn't one monolithic region. Different subregions have their own customs. For instance, in Alabama they have white barbecue sauce, and you don't see that elsewhere.
Boiled peanuts are not well known in some parts of the south. Either that or nobody likes them in that area. I kid you not. BTW I know and I do. I have been to NE La and Miss and they are readily available at stands or stores. Here in Shreveport they are seldom ever seen except in some little bitty jar with a label you need a magnifyig glass to read.

Yes shrimp and grits have come popular over the years although I have yet to try them. If i found a restaurant that had them i would order some just to try it. Hasn't happened yet.

Interesting about the white BBQ sausce in Alabama. Must have a unique flavor. Ours tends to be red around here.

I do know a place that serves brunswick stew in Columbia La and it is mighty good. Maybe someday I'll go to those places that serve the real McCoy.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Hushpuppies with bbq? Never heard of that either. I think they do boiled peanuts bin Southern Louisiana. It's big in Florida I know. This is why I struggled with Louisiana, though.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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Kentucky, yes, but Virginia, no? How did that happen?
Because Virginia culturally isn't Southeast. It's Mid-Atlantic. Southern Mid Atlantic. It's Southern but not Southeastern.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Kentucky, yes, but Virginia, no? How did that happen?
Put it like this; if Maryland isn't Southeastern then Virginia is Definitely not Southeastern........
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Because Virginia culturally isn't Southeast. It's Mid-Atlantic. Southern Mid Atlantic. It's Southern but not Southeastern.
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Put it like this; if Maryland isn't Southeastern then Virginia is Definitely not Southeastern........
I guess I understand that, but I don't see how Kentucky made the cut. One person says that Virginia is too Mid-Atlantic, but someone else could make the argument that Kentucky is too Midwestern influenced.

And I don't know too many people who think of Kentucky in the same light as Georgia, Alabama, or the Carolinas.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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I guess we should go ahead and define what it means to be "culturally southeastern", while we're at it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Exactly the same states I voted for. Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, both North and South Carolina, Florida

The Southeast to me is every State that is:
---- East of the Mississippi River all the way to the Atlantic Ocean
---- South of the Ohio River & Potomac River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico

4 states listed; Texas, Louisana, Arkansas and Oklahoma are part of the greater South but not the Southeast. They are South Central or the "Western South" if you will. In the Civil War, the Confederacy called the South Central area the "Trans-Mississippi", which was so remote from the rest of the South, it almost governed itself.

Maryland is historical Southern, and in some ways it still might be. But Maryland is very debatable, especially here on City-Data. I am really not sure, but today it probably fits in better with the Northeast (including Maryland's small size is similar to other NE states).
100% accurate. Maryland is definitely overall Northeastern by today's standards. You also hit the Western South and Southeast right on the money..every single state that belongs there you named in my opinion.
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