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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 11-07-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Louisiana is east and west of the Mississippi.
Yes, there is a portion of the state that is technically east of the river, but I'd still say it's South Central.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Arkansas is harder than I thought. Southern and Eastern Arkansas is Southeastern. But NW Arkansas is hardly Southeastern. It's kind of like Northern West Virginia. Lots of Midwestern influences in that part of the state. It's hard to explain Louisiana as well. That's why I struggled with these two states.

As far as MD, DC, VA, and WV. I still don't look at VA as Southeastern. But if you must classify all these places as Southern (which I do for VA and WV to an extent), than it should have it's own variation or region of the South like Texas and Oklahoma has for Western South. Maybe Upper South or something.
Ehhh, I don't know, but I should just leave it for now.

Only GA, AL, MS, SC, NC, and TN will receive no logical argument against being the southeast.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yes, there is a portion of the state that is technically east of the river, but I'd still say it's South Central.
I would say Louisiana and Arkansas are more South Central than Southeastern.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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For me:

Clearly southeastern:
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
North Carolina
Alabama
Miss
Tenn

Arguable either way, but I think they are:
Louisiana
Virginia

Arguable either way, but I decided against:
Arkansas
Kentucky
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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We still have yet to define what it means to be culturally southeastern. Everyone's saying why this state is or isn't, but no one's expanding on it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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We still have yet to define what it means to be culturally southeastern. Everyone's saying why this state is or isn't, but no one's expanding on it.
Because southeastern isn't a culture [imo]; at least I never knew it was. I simply see the SE as a region or a geographical location. Louisiana and Arkansas are arguable, but I consider them southeast.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Yeah you missed the big picture. In that Southern Louisiana and Northern Louisiana are night and day in just about everything.
Exactly correct. A huge divide from French-Influenced Cajun & Creole Louisiana south of Alexandria, and English Louisiana north of Alexandria. Of course, the line isn't exact, but that's around the line of transition.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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Ehhh, I don't know, but I should just leave it for now.

Only GA, AL, MS, SC, NC, and TN will receive no logical argument against being the southeast.
Many people don't think of Mississippi as southeastern. To me, it seems too far west. It's kind of a split between southeast and south-central, with more toward the south-central area of the country. Alabama is truly southeastern, as are the other states you mentioned. However, western Tennessee is definitely south-central, in my opinion, and far western Kentucky can either be classified as south-central, or could be part of the lower-midwest.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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I wasn't aware the southeast was a culture, but a region/location. Texas and Oklahoma are not located in the southeast. I consider them south central.

You can't jump from Southeast to southwest. There has to be a central; Texas and OK is that. Parts of that states can be divided between the two regions. Adding VA and KY to the SE is pushing it.
Exactly, exactly.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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To the 17 or so who pegged Louisiana as southeast, have you not looked at a globe or atlas to see where it is located? Do you also consider Minnesota in the northeast? These two states are the same longitude west for the most part. Culture smulture.
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