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Old 11-15-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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This is the south, according to wikipedia

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...il_War_map.png

This region covers almost 1/3 of the continental United States. How would YOU further break up this map to show cultural divisions within the south?

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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This is the south, according to wikipedia



This region covers almost 1/3 of the continental United States. How would YOU further break up this map to show cultural divisions within the south?
Shouldn't Oklahoma be included in the South?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Yeah, I suppose so. Although most people say that only the southeast corner of the state feels truly southern. It should at least be half shaded like Missouri.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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Did Virginia eat West Virginia???
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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South Louisiana is a region in itself.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore isn't like the rest of the south.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Maryland and Delaware removed from the south, placed in Mid Atlantic/Northeast. Then it gets complicated... Virginia, Georgia and Florida together. West Virginia, North/South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky together. Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi together. Texas and Oklahoma to the plains states. Missouri to the Midwest.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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The bootheel of Missouri should be included with the Mid-South (affiliation with the Memphis area), and the rest of Missouri south of U.S. 60 should be included with the southern Ozarks. Most of Missouri is midwestern, not southern, but the Missouri Bootheel is 100% part of the south.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think the OP posted a map of the original Confederate states and the 4 border states.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Maryland and Delaware removed from the south, placed in Mid Atlantic/Northeast. Then it gets complicated... Virginia, Georgia and Florida together. West Virginia, North/South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky together. Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi together. Texas and Oklahoma to the plains states. Missouri to the Midwest.

Waaaaaay off. The Carolinas, at least NC, is generally way more closely tied to Virginia and Georgia than Tennessee, Kentucky, or especially WVA.

Maryland/Delaware/Wva and some of Virginia is "tidewater/mid atlantic" (but really most of MD and DE are more tied to the Northeast).... most of Virginia, NC, SC, GA, and FL is " Southeast" or "South Atlantic"..... Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, "south central/mid south".....Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana "Deep South" (this often includes GA and SC as well but it's flexible)....Eastern half of TX and OK are "Southern Planes".

Obviously some of these states blend into one another and other regional identifiers along boarders...but this is how I would generally categorize them.


And yes to the above poster, it looks like the OP took a map showing the confederate states (Before WVA split from VA to re-join the Union) in red and the slave states that remained loyal to the union in stripes.
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