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Old 09-03-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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Gladhands, you do know East TN is in the eastern time zone, don't you?

I just counted 35 businesses in the Knoxville phone book alone starting with southeast or southeastern. But I guess you know better than they do.

There are only 5 businesses starting with Mid- south for comparison. For all I know they are branches of Nashville companies.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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AL I'd say is South Central because it is in the Central Time Zone, and has had a history where it, at one point, was considered the frontier.
Very, very few sources put AL in the South Central region. The closest I've seen is one that makes it East South Central while TX, LA, OK, and AR are West South Central:



But I'm more than willing to bet that AL sources predominantly categorize the state as Southeastern. The Mississippi River is most often seen as the dividing line here, not time zones.

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Old 09-03-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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This, except West Virginia, which is clearly not Southeast by any reasonable explanation.
By any reasonable explanation? Please explain.

It would be nice if people would not just give a list, but explain. After all, this is City Data, but I see no data in most of the posts on CD.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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People seem to be forgetting that half of the Florida panhandle is in the Central Time Zone.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Very, very few sources put AL in the South Central region. The closest I've seen is one that makes it East South Central while TX, LA, OK, and AR are West South Central:



But I'm more than willing to bet that AL sources predominantly categorize the state as Southeastern. The Mississippi River is most often seen as the dividing line here, not time zones.
Put those South Atlantic and East South Central regions together and you have a good "Southeast" region, IMO.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I always considered the southeast as Florida, Georgia, south and North Carolina. Maybe sometimes throw Alabama and Tennessee in the mix. Kentucky, Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas are all so far away.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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The Southeast is centered on the four Southern states that line the Atlantic seaboard: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Virginia is too far north to be considered Southeast; in my definition, it's Mid-Atlantic along with Delaware, Maryland and DC.

Kentucky and West Virginia are too far north and too landlocked/removed from the Atlantic seaboard to be considered part of the Southeast; those states comprise the region of Appalachia.

Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas are South-Central. Missouri and especially Kansas are not Southern states.

Texas and Oklahoma are the Western South, but definitely comprise more of a transitional region due to regional influences from the Southern, Southwestern, Great Plains/Midwestern and Mexican cultural zones.
Virginia is NOT Mid-Atlantic. It is Southeast culturally, linguistically, demographically, and historically.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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Put those South Atlantic and East South Central regions together and you have a good "Southeast" region, IMO.
Yeah that would pretty much represent my core definition, minus MD and DE.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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Which is more southeastern and mid-atlantical, New Mexico or N.Dakota?
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:00 AM
 
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Very, very few sources put AL in the South Central region. The closest I've seen is one that makes it East South Central while TX, LA, OK, and AR are West South Central:



But I'm more than willing to bet that AL sources predominantly categorize the state as Southeastern. The Mississippi River is most often seen as the dividing line here, not time zones.
This map's South Atlantic is pretty much my Sourheast, except for the fact that I put Maryland in the Northeast.
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