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Old 02-15-2013, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Savannah, Georgia
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I don't know if it's something in the water or maybe some new geography map but there is a thread on City Data that has people in it believing that Arkansas is geographically located in the midwest. Does anybody know what the source is for this belief?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Why would you title the thread like that?
Some people here think DC is in the south and East Texas isn't, so don't let it get to you.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Why do people think Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee border the Midwest?

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I don't know if it's something in the water or maybe some new geography map but there is a thread on City Data that has people in it believing that Arkansas is geographically located in the midwest. Does anybody know what the source is for this belief?
Well let me say right off the bat that Tennessee does border the Midwest because she borders Missouri.

But no, I am pretty sure most people, especially here on City-Data, think that Arkansas is part of the Midwest.

Having said that, from time to time you will see a map, one that divides the country into 3 parts (West, Central and East) that shows Arkansas (and Louisiana, Texas & Oklahoma) as being in the central part of the country along with the plains states of the Midwest. This could be why some people make a mistake and say Arkansas is Midwest.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=18
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Well Tennessee does touch Missouri.....
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Well let me say right off the bat that Tennessee does border the Midwest because she borders Missouri.

But no, I am pretty sure most people, especially here on City-Data, think that Arkansas is part of the Midwest.

Having said that, from time to time you will see a map, one that divides the country into 3 parts (West, Central and East) that shows Arkansas (and Louisiana, Texas & Oklahoma) as being in the central part of the country along with the plains states of the Midwest. This could be why some people make a mistake and say Arkansas is Midwest.

central united states - Bing Images
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Well Tennessee does touch Missouri.....
Except the part of Missouri that touches Tennessee is 100% southern.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Does anyone really care?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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wait....that's not Midwest then?? Always assoicated those states with Midwest...
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Why do people think Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee border the Midwest?

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I don't know if it's something in the water or maybe some new geography map but there is a thread on City Data that has people in it believing that Arkansas is geographically located in the midwest. Does anybody know what the source is for this belief?

Um...

Please explain why the title of your post and the body of your post say two COMPLETELY different things.


If you can come up with a good explanation, I will consider posting my thoughts on the topic.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Except the part of Missouri that touches Tennessee is 100% southern.
I agree that Missouri is southern and here is my evidence!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waBkxg6QcHE
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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There are a ton of weird geography defintions here. Some people here think Baltimore and D.C are in the upper south, el paso is in mexico and Louisville is in the midwest. On the other hand, tennessee does technically border missouri which is for the most part a midwestern state with some southern influence. As for the other 2 states, i have never heard anyone say miss or Louisiana border the midwest. Mississippi is generally known as the core of the south
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