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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful state in the South
Texas 13 5.44%
Oklahoma 2 0.84%
Arkansas 4 1.67%
Louisiana 4 1.67%
Tennessee 28 11.72%
Mississippi 2 0.84%
Alabama 7 2.93%
Georgia 23 9.62%
Florida 25 10.46%
Kentucky 6 2.51%
North Carolina 65 27.20%
South Carolina 13 5.44%
West Virginia 13 5.44%
Virginia 34 14.23%
Voters: 239. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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I'd disagree with Texas and Virginia; the vast majority of both of those states are included in the modern definition of Dixie IMO. WV and OK have always been borderline though.
There is no place called "Dixie" and we damn sure aint a part of it.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Growing up in Texas, the only time I heard anyone talk about Dixie was when people were talking about Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and the likes. Never heard people from Texas refer to the state as Dixie though.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:29 AM
 
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There is no place called "Dixie" and we damn sure aint a part of it.
"Dixie" refers to the South and yes, Virginia is in the South. It didn't grow legs and move.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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"Dixie" refers to the South and yes, Virginia is in the South. It didn't grow legs and move.
No it doesn't...and everyone doesn't use THAT reference. It is pretty much akin to the term "Dirty South" on the opposite side of the spectrum.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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No it doesn't...and everyone doesn't use THAT reference. It is pretty much akin to the term "Dirty South" on the opposite side of the spectrum.
No everyone doesn't, but in this context, the term "Dixie" was being used to refer to the South as a whole.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'd disagree with Texas and Virginia; the vast majority of both of those states are included in the modern definition of Dixie IMO. WV and OK have always been borderline though.
Personally, I find KY every bit as borderline as OK.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I used to live in Clemson, SC and it was beautiful - nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians.

My favorite southern state though is Virginia, for scenery anyway. I give it extra points for having the Chesapeake Bay, which is one of my favorite places in the US. I've also lived in Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach area) as well as Abingdon, Maryland and that beautiful Chesapeake Bay is a real plus for VA and MD's scenery points.

Every southern state has some beautiful scenery though. That being said, I prefer a coastline if I had to pick between mountains or coast, which is why as pretty as TN and AR are, with the Smokey and Ozark mountains, I still prefer Atlantic seaboard states. There are a few states with some nice beach areas on the Gulf of Mexico though - Alabama's Redneck Riviera comes to mind, as well as Panama City, FL (and that area) and South Padre in Texas.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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No everyone doesn't, but in this context, the term "Dixie" was being used to refer to the South as a whole.
In what "context" 280Tony's?? Cause that's what one part of what youre in disagreement with pertains to. Ill have to agree with 280Tony.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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All the states I listed are southern, let's not argue about this. Those states have other influences, but overall they're southern.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Personally, I find KY every bit as borderline as OK.
KY is borderline but I don't think it's as borderline as OK...probably because it is included in Appalachia.
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