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Old 06-17-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Rural areas of the south have lots of African-Americans. You will not find that anywhere else in the country.

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Well, thats true for the most part. But that can also be seen in rural areas in the coastal lower northeast/mid atlantic particularly Maryland (Southern Md and the eastern shore), Delaware, and New Jersey (South Jersey/Cumberland county to be exact). Also, large black populations can be seen in many small cities with less than 100k population and not very close to major cities, like Harrisburg Pa and Utica NY for example.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Blacks actually make up the vast majority of the population in many rural counties in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, north Florida, Georgia, South & North Carolina, & Southeast/South Central Virginia.
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Well, thats true for the most part. But that can also be seen in rural areas in the coastal lower northeast/mid atlantic particularly Maryland (Southern Md and the eastern shore), Delaware, and New Jersey (South Jersey/Cumberland county to be exact). Also, large black populations can be seen in many small cities with less than 100k population and not very close to major cities, like Harrisburg Pa and Utica NY for example.
You can go even smaller than those cities.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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What are the main unique features of rural New England culture ? Also how are those particular features present in every day life ?
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
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Anyone who claims that the main cultural divide in the U.S. is between urban and rural is an idiot who hasn't traveled much.

Of course differences in rural areas fall on a spectrum, and there aren't clear divides. The rural South, for example, slowly fades into the Midwest. But to give two extremes on the scale, rural Vermont and rural Mississippi are about as far apart as two different parts of the country can be culturally speaking.

This is before even going into the different rural subcultures which aren't "generic American," like the black belt, native Americans, rural Latino areas, Amish, etc.
I wouldn't necessarily call those people idiots, but I do think people tend to undersell regional differences.

Rural New York isn't quite as conservative as rural Georgia. In a similar way, Atlanta isn't quite as liberal as New York City.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:47 PM
 
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Rural culture is as individual as the area or neighborhood. I live in a town with a pretty well known music barn but we have been here more than 40 years and have never been there and it is less than a mile away. I don't really like Blue Grass music. We also have a golf course that people come to from far off because they say it is a really good course and I have been there twice. Once was a wedding reception and the other time our sil came to visit and we all decided to get a few buckets of balls and use the driving range.

Down the road is a lake with a beach and lifeguard, picnic tables, paddle boats, putt, putt golf, playground, etc. Some summers our children almost lived there. They had swim lessons and a day camp. There is also overnight camping. Some people in the area use it to camp rather than drive their campers long distances.

www.queenscup.com We have been to this a couple of times. We watch the traffic and can hear the loud speaker from our patio. Race day is always exciting whether we go there or not. Our area has housing developments where the common area is a horse stable instead of a pool.

Our area also has churches and all the activities that go with that including scouts. There are organized sports of just about anything using a ball, soccer, football, baseball, softball plus school sports during the school year.

I forgot to mention our walking and riding trails.

People brag about our pizza stand that is supposed to have the best New York pizza around. It is just too greasy for us.
What's your town's name, if I may ask?
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