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Old 08-19-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Ok, so I grew up in southwest Virginia (Bristol) and I never considered va anything but southern or southern appalachian. However I've recently started looking around on these city data posts and apparently there are 900 definitions of the south or what states are included in the south......so what states to y'all are in the south?

 
Old 08-19-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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Geographically anything below the ohio river and the mason dixon line is considered the south but culturally the south is Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas and possibly Oklahoma. West Virginia, MIssouri are never considered a part of the south but have large areas that identify with the south. Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky are considered the south culutrally but are grouped as the upper south because they differ from the deep south and the rest of the south in general. You can argue all you want but this is probably the most realistic answer
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: New York City
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From Maryland south and Texas east. That's where the south is.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Growing up I never considered Maryland southern...but then again I've never been there so I really don't know. It just sounds northern to me but I guess thats just my ill informed conception. The kudzu line seems like the most accurate to me but I suppose it's up for interpretation. It seems like there are a lot of deep south residents that are interested in reducing the south to about 3 states
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Anything below Pennsylvannia is too south for me.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Anywhere south of me.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Anywhere south of me.
I use to think the same thing but then I had to drive through Pennsylvania on my way to Ocean City, MD and PA is borderline way too weird for me, but Maryland's definitely south by my northern standards.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Maryland's definitely south by my northern standards.
I completely agree.

DC compared to Boston, NYC, and Philly is VERY southern and its something that is undeniable for those of us that really grew up here in the real north. There is nothing about DC that even culturally reminds me of my humble northern hometown Chelsea, MA nor anything about it that reminds me of where I live now.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I completely agree.

DC compared to Boston, NYC, and Philly is VERY southern and its something that is undeniable for those of us that really grew up here in the real north.
Absolutely. People always ask me why I never considered living in DC since I'm a die-hard NYer and I've never understood it. I went to DC once and didn't like it simply because it didn't feel northern enough to me. The way they talk and just little things that are noticeable turn me off when it comes to Maryland. At least I now know that I'm not alone lol.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Haha it's funny because I had a friend from Mississippi that INSISTED on ME being a Yankee. Now I grew up in VA but it was extreme southwestern va...as a geographic reference point my hometown (Bristol) has a va side and a tn side. Ive got a very thick appalachian accent and he called me a Yankee....I guess it's all perspective.
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