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View Poll Results: In my mind:
Washington, D.C. is associated with Maryland and Virginia 55 69.62%
Washington, D.C. is completely separate entity from Maryland and Virginia 24 30.38%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Geographically, Maryland borders Washington, D.C. on the northwest, northeast and southeast sides of the city. Virginia is also right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

However, I'm curious whether you mentally group these 3 together. Or whether these 3 are separate in your mind.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I became very much aware of how linked the two states are to DC when riding the metro trains and seeing a Welcome to Virginia sign in the first station after crossing the Potomac (I've never had that experience elsewhere). The airports, Capital Beltway, wealthy suburbs, a large number of cosmopolitan edge cities, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetary, NSA, Andrews AFB, Camp David, all closely associated to Washington and even called as Washington yet all in Maryland and Virginia.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I consider it with Maryland if anything but usually as its own little world. I mean, c'mon, it's Washington.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I don't mentally group the three together, I mentally group Maryland and Virginia together. I associate DC with it's suburbs and view that combination as a separate identity.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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As a child, I always thought D.C was in Virginia, or Maryland, I was always confused between the two.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I associate DC with Virginia. Not so much Maryland.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Originally Posted by dunno what to put here View Post
As a child, I always thought D.C was in Virginia, or Maryland, I was always confused between the two.
Well it was certainly one or the other, and at one time both!

Interesting thing is, on most EVERY map, DC is shown as part of Maryland; there is no "notch" around the city limit.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I don't mentally group the three together, I mentally group Maryland and Virginia together. I associate DC with it's suburbs and view that combination as a separate identity.
DC + Maryland suburbs of DC + Virginia suburbs of DC = 1st group

Rest of Maryland + Rest of Virginia = 2nd group

Is this correct?
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Yes, Washington is affiliated with Maryland and Virginia.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Having grown up in the area, and lived in DC-Md-Va I equate them together. Trivia---Many moons ago DC used to be part of Prince Georges County.
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