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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 01-18-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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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?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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Oklahoma wasn't a state until 1907 so it couldn't have been and it technically was considered under confederate control during the war by many.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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I agree that Oklahoma was been confederate controlled. So my answer is Kentucky.

The ironic thing is that Missouri has such a huge part that is Midwestern, yet many the areas of Missouri that are culturally southern are more culturally southern than anywhere in West Virginia or Kentucky.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Kentucky
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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They're all too southern.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Oklahoma wasn't a state until 1907 so it couldn't have been and it technically was considered under confederate control during the war by many.
Oklahoma wasn't Confederate controlled in its entirety. Some of the state sided with the Union. It was basically a lawless territory at that point. Arizona and New Mexico, both territories, were also claimed by the Confederacy even though they weren't officially a part of it. Everybody can agree those states, unlike Oklahoma, have very little, if any Southern influence.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If you asked "Which state was the most supportive of the Confederacy?" then the answer is West Virginia. But too much of West Virginia lies between Ohio and Pennsylvania so there has been a lot of northern influence and there always has been even when it was part of Virginia.

West Virginia, the Other History
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Seems like you forgot Maryland and Delaware in your post, although many would agree that they aren't really Southern.

For me, Kentucky is definitely the most Southern of the states listed. Southern accents are noticeable throughout the state (bar the Cincy suburbs), and there isn't really a lot of Northern influence (again, excluding the very small region that borders Cincinnati). Much of central Oklahoma and northern Oklahoma is strongly influenced by Kansas and the Midwest/Great Plains region, and the northern third of West Virginia is influenced by the Midwest.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Seems like you forgot Maryland and Delaware in your post, although many would agree that they aren't really Southern.
Missouri is another border state. Of these, Delaware is the least Southern.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Seems like you forgot Maryland and Delaware in your post, although many would agree that they aren't really Southern.

For me, Kentucky is definitely the most Southern of the states listed. Southern accents are noticeable throughout the state (bar the Cincy suburbs), and there isn't really a lot of Northern influence (again, excluding the very small region that borders Cincinnati). Much of central Oklahoma and northern Oklahoma is strongly influenced by Kansas and the Midwest/Great Plains region, and the northern third of West Virginia is influenced by the Midwest.
Maryland and Delaware we're never even confederate they we're union states, southern or not.
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