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Old 10-14-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I have heard that Tennessee is really three states put together, each part centered around Memphis (Western), Nashville (Middle), and Knoxville (Eastern). What other states are like this?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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You could easily make several states out of

Illinois: Chicagoland is one state, the rest of Illinois is another. They're way different.
New York: NYC, LI, and the suburbs just north of the city are one state, the rest is another.
Maryland: Same idea. Baltimore, Baltimore county is one state. Then there's the rest of Maryland
California: Probably at least three states. Southern Cali (LA and San Diego), Northen Cali (San Jose, San Francisco, Scaramneto), and the Inland Empire
Florida: The panhandle is not like the rest of Florida really. Two different Floridas right there.
Virginia: NOVA is not like the rest of Virginia. It is a northeastern state plunked down in the Old Confederacy.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Denver
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South Louisiana and north Louisiana. Two different cultures.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Definitely Texas. Texas could be about four states. You could have "Feels Like the Midwest" (north), "Feels Like the Deep South" (east), "Feels Like Mexico" (south) and "Feels Like No Man's Land" (west).
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I would think you could make an argument for every state in the Union.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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The design on the reverse of Tennessee's quarter coin, shows a fiddle, a guitar, and a trumpet, representing TN's 3 regions.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New Jersey was created by smashing two colonies together. The Dutch-descendant East Jersey and the Swedish-descendant West Jersey were two components of the Province of New Jersey and later the State of New Jersey. The Keith Line was a part of the boundary between East and West Jersey. It's the boundary between Ocean and Burlington counties today, and also part of the boundary between the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. So part of the dividing line between 17th century East and West Jersey is the dividing line between North and South Jersey today.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Oregon and Washington each consist of 2 very different states, east and west of the Cascade Mountains.

The divide between north and south Idaho is stark too.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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As an Okie, and having lived in Tejas for over ten years, I know for a fact that North Texans would be shocked to know that there culture is Midwestern. I know us Oklahomans do not consider ourselves Midwestern either, just FYI for some of the earlier posters.

Also, North/West Texas are most similar to Oklahoma; and culturally, it's not Midwestern. A mixture of the South/West?....Sure. Midwest?....Hell No.

As per the OP's inquiry, I would say that California probably fits the bill. When I lived on the West Coast I met a lot of folks from Northern California. They considered themselves quite different from Southern Californians.

Okay. Carry on.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I would think you could make an argument for every state in the Union.
This is true, and quite often it's an urban and rural divide. If all regions of the US map looked like New England we'd have about 300 states.
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