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View Poll Results: Which non-Confederate state is the most Southern?
Oklahoma 63 23.33%
Kentucky 163 60.37%
West Virginia 44 16.30%
Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:35 AM
 
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Found the map I made. Although parts of the yellow line maybe should be extended north a bit because another poster has been living in the Little Dixie area of Missouri and says there are still noticeable southern traits there. Like 60 percent Midwestern to 40 percent southern.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:09 AM
 
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This is a good pic I found showing the true south. I can see how the southern part of Missouri my act southern. To me, that doesn't help Missouri. It's just not southern.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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As a Kentuckian whose family has lived in this state for over 200 years by my generation, I am positive that Kentucky considers itself southern. I've visited the other two states and didn't feel the southern-ness that you do in Kentucky. Like a poster said earlier, Kentuckians are largely apologetic about NOT being part of the original Confederacy. It has a long agricultural tradition as well and lots of Kentuckians feel a deep attachment to the land, if that's where they were raised as I was. It has also picked up on some of the not-so-great southern traits as well. Northern KY (Boone, Kenton, Campbell counties) are the exception to the southern rule in the state though since they tend to embrace the Cincy-metro area more than embracing the rest of KY.

Louisville is the special case I'd say. I've lived here for 5 years now and it really is different from the other areas I've lived in within KY. (I lived in NKY for 8 years and then in rural central KY for 10 years.) There's a good thread about the "southern-ness" of Louisville here: Is Louisville "southern". Being the biggest metro area in the state and with its special history with other, northerner states, Louisville is kinda the black sheep in the southern respect.

Not many people in my generation question Kentucky's southern-ness. To them, it's how the state has always been and (according to them and our lovely state politicians) will remain. But for me, Louisville is still too southern for me and I will be leaving for northern/western pastures soon enough.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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This is a good pic I found showing the true south. I can see how the southern part of Missouri my act southern. To me, that doesn't help Missouri. It's just not southern.
Say that to the 50-60,000 Missourian's who fought for the Confederacy.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Suthern most city, in the North had to be MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN!!!!! The city and county, goverment for years was run by X CONFEDRATS OFFESERS.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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This is a good pic I found showing the true south. I can see how the southern part of Missouri my act southern. To me, that doesn't help Missouri. It's just not southern.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Oklahoma, Kentucky, and West Virginia are commonly associated with Southern culture but were not part of the Confederacy. I didn't include Missouri in this poll because above I-44 it is decidedly Midwestern and that is where most of the state's population resides. So which one of these non-Confederate states do you think is the most Southern?

Definitely Kentucky. I'm always surprised whenever someone reminds me that Kentucky did not side with the Confederacy. I definitely think Kentucky's the South.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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As a Kentuckian whose family has lived in this state for over 200 years by my generation, I am positive that Kentucky considers itself southern. I've visited the other two states and didn't feel the southern-ness that you do in Kentucky. Like a poster said earlier, Kentuckians are largely apologetic about NOT being part of the original Confederacy. It has a long agricultural tradition as well and lots of Kentuckians feel a deep attachment to the land, if that's where they were raised as I was. It has also picked up on some of the not-so-great southern traits as well. Northern KY (Boone, Kenton, Campbell counties) are the exception to the southern rule in the state though since they tend to embrace the Cincy-metro area more than embracing the rest of KY.

Louisville is the special case I'd say. I've lived here for 5 years now and it really is different from the other areas I've lived in within KY. (I lived in NKY for 8 years and then in rural central KY for 10 years.) There's a good thread about the "southern-ness" of Louisville here: Is Louisville "southern". Being the biggest metro area in the state and with its special history with other, northerner states, Louisville is kinda the black sheep in the southern respect.

Not many people in my generation question Kentucky's southern-ness. To them, it's how the state has always been and (according to them and our lovely state politicians) will remain. But for me, Louisville is still too southern for me and I will be leaving for northern/western pastures soon enough.

Agrees. A lot of my mom's people are from Western KY (Madisonville area). Very Southern and consider themselves so.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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As a Kentuckian I and a descendant of two confederate vets I am very pro southern. Also Kentucky is the home of President Jeff Davis and a tall monument in his honor.However, since West Virginia was part of Virginia when it succeed until Lincoln who was against secession unilaterally and dictatoraly carved it out it should be the most southern. Whether it still is I doubt.
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