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Old 02-20-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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Although I've never lived in Delaware, I have never considered it southern. All one has to do, is look at a map.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Although I've never lived in Delaware, I have never considered it southern. All one has to do, is look at a map.
Southern Delaware is more southern overall- mild climate, lots of retirees.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:49 PM
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Although I've never lived in Delaware, I have never considered it southern. All one has to do, is look at a map.
Yes, look at a map. The southernmost part of Delaware is the same latitude as parts of Virginia.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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Yes, look at a map. The southernmost part of Delaware is the same latitude as parts of Virginia.
Doesn't look southern, to me. Dover and Denver are, pretty much, on the same latitude. I'm not one for splitting up a state, it's either southern, or it's not. I understand parts of a state can seem southern, but I think a state has to be one, or the other. Like Colorado, for instance...the eastern part of the state is just like Kansas and western Nebraska. It's still not considered to be the Midwest, though.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:29 AM
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Doesn't look southern, to me. Dover and Denver are, pretty much, on the same latitude. I'm not one for splitting up a state, it's either southern, or it's not. I understand parts of a state can seem southern, but I think a state has to be one, or the other. Like Colorado, for instance...the eastern part of the state is just like Kansas and western Nebraska. It's still not considered to be the Midwest, though.
Ha, ha, how terribly clever, making these analogies to Denver and Colorado! You aren't telling me anything new, except that Denver's latitude is farther north than Dover's.

The topic of Colorado and especially Denver and the east being western or midwestern is one of constant conversation on CD.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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Dover, Delaware latitude is 39.1582 N, 75.5244 W

Denver, Colorado latitude is 39.7392 N, 104.9903 W

Both, are on the 39th Parallel.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:24 AM
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Dover, Delaware latitude is 39.1582 N, 75.5244 W

Denver, Colorado latitude is 39.7392 N, 104.9903 W

Both, are on the 39th Parallel.
No, neither are on the 39th parallel. Dover is a little bit north of it, Denver is almost to the 40th. Each degree of latitude is 69 miles. Denver is 51 miles north of the 39th parallel; Dover is 10 miles north of it.
https://gis.stackexchange.com/questi...ength-in-miles
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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No, neither are on the 39th parallel. Dover is a little bit north of it, Denver is almost to the 40th. Each degree of latitude is 69 miles. Denver is 51 miles north of the 39th parallel; Dover is 10 miles north of it.
https://gis.stackexchange.com/questi...ength-in-miles
As I said originally, pretty much on the same parallel. We're splitting hairs, here.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:36 AM
 
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Here's my map....

The border between the upper and "lower" or deep south..
Agree with much of that map. Delaware got a toe in the south, looks like.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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We're splitting hairs, here.
......which is right up your alley, no? Instigating fights where there is no fight to be fought? Sounds about right...
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