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Old 12-11-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: The High Plains
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Northernmost: Richmond, VA
Southernmost: Gainesville, FL
Westernmost: DFW
Easternmost: Something on NC's outerbanks maybe
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Westernmost: Beaumont-Port Arthur Region of Texas
Southernmost: No clue.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:45 AM
 
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Northernmost- Louisville KY
Southernmost- Gainesville FL
Westernmost- Lubbock TX
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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Okay I just made this picture on my phone this is where I think the south is
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I still for the life of me do not understand why people think South Florida (including the vast majority of Miami metro) is somehow devoid of Southern culture.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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I still for the life of me do not understand why people think South Florida (including the vast majority of Miami metro) is somehow devoid of Southern culture.
Me personally its just the whole transplant thing which is probably pretty ignorant of me to say since ive only visited 3 times, but to me Miami and New Orleans are very similar New Orleans=french culture Miami=Spanish culture also we're they're located on the water. The key difference though is New Orleans has a ton of people who have been there for generations Miami has a ton on of newcomers which seems to kind of diluted the southern aspect of it. That's just my thoughts I could very well be completely wrong so I'm open to others ideas on that
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Okay I just made this picture on my phone this is where I think the south is
The map is wrong, it extends too far west into Texas, and doesnt cover enough of Florida.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Western: Beaumont

Southern: Ocala

Miami has a lot of people who live in and around it who grew up in southern culture, but it's not southern in itself if that makes sense
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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Okay I just made this picture on my phone this is where I think the south is
I think small portions of southern MO, IL, IN, and OH should be included, as well as Maryland's eastern shore. But I think you did a good job for the most part.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Okay I just made this picture on my phone this is where I think the south is
I think your map is pretty close. Texas is real confusing because it is so large but there is no doubt that east Texas is southern. By the time you get past I-35 you start to get to that arid ranching type culture that isn't really southern but is influenced by the fact that Texas politically and culturally is a southern state. Then you throw in the panhandle and you have a chunk that is part southwestern and part plains.

Suffice it to say, if west Texas (west of I-35) were a different state than Texas and attained statehood AFTER the civil war, it would be lumped into the New Mexico'Arizona paradigm.

The same could be said for Oklahoma which has the same issues in southwestern Oklahoma. Sorta plainsy, sort of southwestern and sort of southern. In fact Oklahoma was almost admitted as two seperate states. Had it been, "Oklahoma" the western part would have been much more southwestern in nature and "Sequoyah" the eastern part of what is now Oklahoma would have been decidedly Southern.

And then you could probably include a chunk of southern Missouri as southern and a strip along the Ohio river in Illinois, Indiana and maybe Ohio as quasi southern.

Really good map IMO.
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