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Old 04-12-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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Which one of these states is the foundation of Southern Culture


Virginia or South Carolina
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Virginia...it was the first southern state. Soutth Carolina was just the most pro-secession.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think it is/was Virginia. After all, Virginia is the "Mother of Presidents" with a whopping eight presidents hailing from the Old Dominion including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (as well as Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor and Wilson). Plus Jamestown, Richmond as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Robert E. Lee, and Virginia ham. I'd say that Washington, Jefferson and Lee alone embody a lot of old Southern culture.

That being said, in the early days of America Charleston was one of the most important cities in the country, and definitely the most important in the South (later overtaken by New Orleans). Charleston was a very important trade hub. South Carolina was the first state to secede and started hostilities. The low country has had a good bit of influence on southern cuisine (shrimp and grits anyone?)

So overall I definitely think it has been Virginia, although in modern times Virginia has lost a lot of its "southernness" and I think most people would agree that today SC feels more "southern" (whatever that means) than VA.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Depends on how you define "southern culture."
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Which part of southern culture? The Mid-South has more of a foundation in Mississippi than Virginia for example.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Which part of southern culture? The Mid-South has more of a foundation in Mississippi than Virginia for example.
^Very true. And when a lot of people think of Southern culture, they think of the deep South, which is SC--although the Tidewater of VA has historically had deep South characteristics and still does to an extent.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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I think it is/was Virginia. After all, Virginia is the "Mother of Presidents" with a whopping eight presidents hailing from the Old Dominion including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (as well as Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor and Wilson). Plus Jamestown, Richmond as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Robert E. Lee, and Virginia ham. I'd say that Washington, Jefferson and Lee alone embody a lot of old Southern culture.

That being said, in the early days of America Charleston was one of the most important cities in the country, and definitely the most important in the South (later overtaken by New Orleans). Charleston was a very important trade hub. South Carolina was the first state to secede and started hostilities. The low country has had a good bit of influence on southern cuisine (shrimp and grits anyone?)

So overall I definitely think it has been Virginia, although in modern times Virginia has lost a lot of its "southernness" and I think most people would agree that today SC feels more "southern" (whatever that means) than VA.

Virginia represents Old Tradition Southern States
South Carolina represents Modern Southern States
Virginia is the representation of Upper South
South Carolina is the representation of Deep South
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Maryland
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Missssippi
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Mississippi, Florida (Panhandle), Georgia.
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