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Old 11-06-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Default What is the northernmost Southern city? Southernmost Northern city?

Louisville? Cincinnati?

 
Old 11-06-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: The Bay State
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My Vote:

Northernmost southern city = Indianapolis

Southernmost northern city = D.C.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:12 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Florida and New England
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I vote DC and DC
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Vagus View Post
My Vote:

Northernmost southern city = Indianapolis

Southernmost northern city = D.C.
Lol. Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, there is absolutely nothing "Southern" about Indianapolis. At all. Period. Anyone who disagrees either has not been to the South, or is just making an ridiculous assumption.

I suppose Louisville could be considered both the northernmost Southern city and southernmost Northern city.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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DC/DC sounds right.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Originally Posted by Vagus View Post
My Vote:

Northernmost southern city = Indianapolis

Southernmost northern city = D.C.
I'm not trying to be confrontational, but how is Indianapolis southern in any way, shape, or form? And more southern than DC at that?

Northernmost Southern City: DC

Southernmost Northern City: Baltimore
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I grew up around D.C. and lived near Baltimore for over 10 years. Then I lived in the actual South (North Carolina/South Carolina area) for 12 years. There is absolutely NOTHING Southern about any areas of D.C. Or Baltimore whatsoever.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Florida and New England
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Originally Posted by montanamom View Post
I grew up around D.C. and lived near Baltimore for over 10 years. Then I lived in the actual South (North Carolina/South Carolina area) for 12 years. There is absolutely NOTHING Southern about any areas of D.C. Or Baltimore whatsoever.
When compared to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Masschusetts and Rhode Island, DC is a middle-of-the-road city with a hint of both southern and northern traits.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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I'm not trying to be confrontational, but how is Indianapolis southern in any way, shape, or form? And more southern than DC at that?

Northernmost Southern City: DC

Southernmost Northern City: Baltimore
Bingo!

Or Northernmost Southern City: Balto.

But that's just the East Coast, bc of the M/D line. The South actually is jumbled and the designation continued westward, from MD, WVA, KY, Missouri, they were all Southern States but fought with the Union or were union strongholds or forced into it. So in many ways they don't fit the description but as the difference between Confed or Union, in many ways are Northern already.

So.....away from Baltimore, Louisville, Cincinatti, St Louis, or any city along the border without the M/D reference could fit.

DC was neither one then much as it is neither now. However, it fits squarely within two Southern states, but one was union the other confed.

Perhaps Alexandria and Arlington VA in Northern Va can qualify as the Northermost Southern or Southernmost Northern.

Northern Virginia completely represents a blend of both cultures for a long time and those two cities are within it. Like DC they are traditional mixtures but with a national focus rather than regional North or South.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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I don't know about Kentucky, Ohio, etc., but when you're talking about the eastern seaboard, I'd say that the northernmost southern city is Richmond, and the southernmost northern city is Baltimore.

Also, I don't look at this from a historical perspective. I don't care where the original mason-dixon line was, or who fought for who in the war between the states. I'm thinking about the people I know, and the places I've been, and what I've seen. For example, some of y'all say Baltimore is southern. A few weeks ago, I met a girl from Baltimore with strongest northern accent I've ever heard. We actually had a brief conversation about how the weird and different the south is. (actually she said it was wee-yahd)

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