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Old 10-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Actually, it is northeast because that eastern line is a slant, if you look closer.
It was made that way on purpose, because it is north of Maryland in some
parts and slightly north and east of Maryland in other parts.
Doesn't negate the fact that the majority of Delaware is South and East of the Mason Dixon as shown in the map.

A small sliver of Delaware makes it north or the Mason.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Doesn't negate the fact that the majority of Delaware is South and East of the Mason Dixon as shown in the map.

A small sliver of Delaware makes it north or the Mason.
Huh?????????
The western edge of the line devides MD and DE on the southern and that line continues eastward along the MD/DE border on DE's southern border, therefore the whole state of DE is north and east of it. That line is about 10 miles above where I live.

Just a FYI!
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Huh?????????
The western edge of the line devides MD and DE on the southern and that line continues eastward along the MD/DE border on DE's southern border, therefore the whole state of DE is north and east of it. That line is about 10 miles above where I live.

Just a FYI!
Looks more like half to me. The northern most tip of the line in Delaware runs parallel with the MD and PA border... then pretty much splits the state in half and continues eastward.

So some of the state is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon line while also south of the northernmost bit in almost all of Delaware.

Truly confusing






At most you could say that half of Delaware is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon. I don't think one could ever argue that all of Delaware is northeast of the line... not even close.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:53 PM
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Looks more like half to me. The northern most tip of the line in Delaware runs parallel with the MD and PA border... then pretty much splits the state in half and continues eastward.

So some of the state is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon line while also south of the northernmost bit in almost all of Delaware.

Truly confusing






At most you could say that half of Delaware is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon. I don't think one could ever argue that all of Delaware is northeast of the line... not even close.
New Jersey also extends south of the Mason Dixon according to the map.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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All of Delaware might not be totally north of the line, like some of you are saying, but it is indeed east
of plus beyond the line, so Delaware is not a southern state at all and never was one. The culture is
in Delaware is based off the Delaware bay and river, not the Chesapeake bay, so it has more in common
with Philadelphia, pa and south jersey.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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New Jersey also extends south of the Mason Dixon according to the map.
NJ isn't a border state nor does it have any of the Mason Dixon line residing in it. You couldn't argue the Mason Dixon line on Jersey if you tried :-)
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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All of Delaware might not be totally north of the line, like some of you are saying, but it is indeed east
of plus beyond the line, so Delaware is not a southern state at all and never was one. The culture is
in Delaware is based off the Delaware bay and river, not the Chesapeake bay, so it has more in common
with Philadelphia, pa and south jersey.
And Delaware is the only state I grant the "grey area" with. Delaware has an interesting history that swings both ways as I've learned over the insane number of pages on this thread and being forced to do the research myself. There is no doubt in my mind however that MD is solidly southern per history.

But for both I'll be happy with Mid-Atlantic... MD is not northeastern, Delaware could be argued but both qualify for Mid-Atlantic!
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:16 PM
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And Delaware is the only state I grant the "grey area" with. Delaware has an interesting history that swings both ways as I've learned over the insane number of pages on this thread and being forced to do the research myself. There is no doubt in my mind however that MD is solidly southern per history.

But for both I'll be happy with Mid-Atlantic... MD is not northeastern, Delaware could be argued but both qualify for Mid-Atlantic!
There's no way Delaware would have something in common with Georgia and Florida. Delaware is simply a smaller version of New Jersey.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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There's no way Delaware would have something in common with Georgia and Florida. Delaware is simply a smaller version of New Jersey.
Your ignorance is astounding and you are a waste of effort. I will not be addressing you further.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Looks more like half to me. The northern most tip of the line in Delaware runs parallel with the MD and PA border... then pretty much splits the state in half and continues eastward.

So some of the state is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon line while also south of the northernmost bit in almost all of Delaware.

Truly confusing






At most you could say that half of Delaware is north of the southern most part of the Mason Dixon. I don't think one could ever argue that all of Delaware is northeast of the line... not even close.
What the ham sarrinch is that crazy white line, though?
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