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View Poll Results: Which Northern State Has The Most Southern Culture?
Kansas 1 0.92%
Missouri 51 46.79%
Illinois 12 11.01%
Indiana 16 14.68%
Ohio 11 10.09%
Pennsylvania 2 1.83%
Maryland 14 12.84%
Delaware 2 1.83%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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Many northern states have pockets of southern or borderline southern culture. Which one has the most of the this?
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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Default Which Northern State Has The Most Southern Culture?

Many northern states have areas with southern or borderline southern culture. Which one has the most of this?
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I would say Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. Possibly Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Missouri.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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In Indiana, twice in one day, I was told to "have a blessed day."

I've never heard that phrase before in the North.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Michigan, especially SE michigan, is loaded with southern transplants and their descendents. Many of them carried their culture here with them. I grew up in Ohio and I had never heard of "soup beans" and unsweetened cornbread until I moved to Michigan, but these are apparently staples in many parts of the South. BBQ restaurants, pickup trucks with gun racks, deer hunting, and even Confederate flags are all common sights up here.

I vote Michigan.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:27 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Michigan, especially SE michigan, is loaded with southern transplants and their descendents. Many of them carried their culture here with them. I grew up in Ohio and I had never heard of "soup beans" and unsweetened cornbread until I moved to Michigan, but these are apparently staples in many parts of the South. BBQ restaurants, pickup trucks with gun racks, deer hunting, and even Confederate flags are all common sights up here.

I vote Michigan.
Seconded. Here in my city there's a good ammount of confederate flags, a couple of BBQ restaurants that are heavily southern themed, and alot of the people in the country act so southern you'd expect them to have accents. Lots of bible thumpers
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:32 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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somehow posted the same thing twice...
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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If we're just including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Then Indiana would be the most "Southern" of the four.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Michigan, especially SE michigan, is loaded with southern transplants and their descendents. Many of them carried their culture here with them. I grew up in Ohio and I had never heard of "soup beans" and unsweetened cornbread until I moved to Michigan, but these are apparently staples in many parts of the South. BBQ restaurants, pickup trucks with gun racks, deer hunting, and even Confederate flags are all common sights up here.

I vote Michigan.
I can't speak to Michigan as a whole, but I did notice this during a month I spent in the Detroit area. It was explained to me that back during Detroit's boomtown glory days, the majority of people who moved there to work in the Auto industry were from the South. Both Black and White alike.

In some of the Detroit suburbs I picked up on more than a few Southern accents, some of them pretty thick even.

Southern Missouri is pretty solidly Southern. There's little to no cultural difference between there and Arkansas, really. I also noticed a very heavy Southern vibe in the Southern parts of both Ohio and Illinois.
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