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Old 08-23-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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I just got back from Virginia (the Tidewater region) and while I agree that the urban sprawl and traffic is terrible, there are still little hamlets and gentle, lazy places that feel quiet and Southern and deeply historical to me. For instance, all around Yorktown there are little winding roads and fields and older, quiet tucked away neighborhoods. You can't get much more Southern and historical than THAT area.

Even though I've lived in that area before, for some reason I had never been to Moore House till last week. I LOVED IT. I couldn't believe that it is free - that you can just walk in and walk around the house where Cornwallis surrendered.

That Historic Triangle is hard to beat and I am so glad that the state of Virginia decided to protect that area so well.

If you get off the main interstates and highways, even in the coastal area of Virginia, Olde Virginia and the historic South is right at your fingertips. And the further west you drive, the more rural and Southern it feels - and history just around every corner.

I love it there - it's still my favorite state.
Virginia has lots of hidden gems...I just recently discovered Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's second home in Lynchburg. Poplar Forest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Mississippi is not THAT bad, geez.
People that have actually spent time in MS know this...there are some beautiful areas around the state that obviously some folks aren't aware of. Two examples are Starkville and Oxford - quintessential college towns that are often ranked among the best in the nation.

Oxford, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Starkville, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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People that have actually spent time in MS know this...there are some beautiful areas around the state that obviously some folks aren't aware of. Two examples are Starkville and Oxford - quintessential college towns that are often ranked among the best in the nation.

Oxford, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Starkville, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mississippi coast is nice too. Lots of Beautiful homes and live oak trees along the beach.

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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The Mississippi coast is nice too. Lots of Beautiful homes and live oak trees along the beach.
Yes it is...
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Wait a second...we're gonna have to check the "no major cities" and "no pro sports teams" stipulations:

Alabama, Kentucky - each has a city with over 1 million population (Birmingham, Louisville)
Virginia, South Carolina - neither has pro sports and only one or two cities with over 1 million population

I'm pretty sure all of the south is the center of negative stereotypes in the minds of northerners.
Virginia has Richmond and Norfolk both metropolitan areas with over a million. Northern Virginia doesn't have a collective city but it has 2.5 million people. Most Virignians seem to cheer for the Washington teams.

Birmingham is just shy of a million. Alabamians love their college football. War eagle!
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Just to interject......don't associate nova with the rest of va...those pricks should have seceded into dc already. They have single handedly minimized my states historical southern significance. I know it's off topic and I apologize but I just hate that place.
Wow you sound like such a hater and for no reason. How has Northern Virginia "minimized" MY state's historical southern significance?
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Exactly! Most of the people that I know that are from Virginia resent the fact that some Northerners want to classify them as not being Southern. They are as southern as anyone else in the Southern states and are very proud of that fact.
I'm sorry I don't really consider Northern Virginia "southern". Some are acting like this is a bad thing. It isn't. There are a few Northern Virginia natives that consider themselves southern but those are few and far inbetween.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I'm sorry I don't really consider Northern Virginia "southern". Some are acting like this is a bad thing. It isn't. There are a few Northern Virginia natives that consider themselves southern but those are few and far inbetween.


People from the North moved into Virginia. Does that change the fact that Virginia is a Southern state? Of course not. Say by some chance more southerners took over NYC does that suddenly make it a Southern city????? certainly not. Let's be real.This is the South.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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People from the North moved into Virginia. Does that change the fact that Virginia is a Southern state? Of course not. Say by some chance more southerners took over NYC does that suddenly make it a Southern city????? certainly not. Let's be real.This is the South.
Fairfax, VA is below the Mason-Dixon line. That's it. It is not CULTURALLY the south and that counts more than latitude. It has southern characteristics but it ain't the south. Plain and simple. You can call it the south but I NEVER will.

Northern Virginia is simply not the south. At one time it was. Those days are BEHIND us.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Fairfax, VA is below the Mason-Dixon line. That's it. It is not CULTURALLY the south and that counts more than latitude. It has southern characteristics but it ain't the south. Plain and simple. You can call it the south but I NEVER will.

Northern Virginia is simply not the south. At one time it was. Those days are BEHIND us.


Ridiculous. Learn geography. Your opinion does not change reality. If you want to be a northerner move further up the coast and leave Virginia to the south. A yankee wannabe. LOL
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