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View Poll Results: Are these 11 cities each North or South?
Kansas City, Mo. - It's in the North 108 67.92%
Kansas City, Mo. - It's in the South 23 14.47%
Saint Louis - It's in the North 110 69.18%
Saint Louis - It's in the South 25 15.72%
Cairo, Illinois - It's in the North 59 37.11%
Cairo, Illinois - It's in the South 66 41.51%
Louisville - It's in the North 18 11.32%
Louisville - It's in the South 125 78.62%
Cincinnati - It's in the North 118 74.21%
Cincinnati - It's in the South 18 11.32%
Charleston, West Virginia - It's in the North 21 13.21%
Charleston, West Virginia - It's in the South 115 72.33%
Pittsburgh - It's in the North 138 86.79%
Pittsburgh - It's in the South 1 0.63%
Northern Virginia - It's in the North 81 50.94%
Northern Virginia - It's in the South 61 38.36%
Washington, D.C. - It's in the North 109 68.55%
Washington, D.C. - It's in the South 38 23.90%
Baltimore - It's in the North 113 71.07%
Baltimore - It's in the South 30 18.87%
Wilmington, Delaware - It's in the North 122 76.73%
Wilmington, Delaware - It's in the South 9 5.66%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-14-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I guess it would be weird if you think state borders are also hard cultural borders.

I've been to Cincy. It was not Southern in the least. I honestly can't speak for Cairo as I have not been there, but the other towns/cities I have been to in Illinois have been 100% Midwestern.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I've been to Cincy. It was not Southern in the least. I honestly can't speak for Cairo as I have not been there, but the other towns/cities I have been to in Illinois have been 100% Midwestern.
Cincy has some southern influence but is still overwhelmingly northern. There are southerners living there and it is right on the border. If you come from a place like Cleveland it's more noticeable. Same as how that area of Kentucky has a lot of northern influence.

Cairo on the other hand is straight up southern. I know it's in Illinois but that state dips really far south, and its southern extremes show it (not as far north as some people claim, but it's still there for sure).

Examples of other states being how the northern Panhandle and some adjacent areas of WV are quite northern and the boot-heel of Missouri is southern.

As somebody who has now spent a pretty even portion of their adult life in both rural Louisiana and rural upstate NY, the subtleties in the middle are easy to pick up on.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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^^ Is Covington, KY, Southern or Northern then?
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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^^ Is Covington, KY, Southern or Northern then?
Honestly I don't know for sure. I haven't spent much time on the immediate KY side of the river before so I can't say how I feel for certain.

2010 me would have said northern but 2010 me was a younger and more assumptive person. I do know that the one person I knew from that area did not have a southern accent, and when I asked them what they thought, they shrugged and said "I don't know. Never thought about it." Then again, they had also lived in south Florida for a long time.

Florence, though, shows signs of being southern. I stopped at a gas station around there back in 2009 and the accents were pretty strong compared to the Ohio side.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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^^ Is Covington, KY, Southern or Northern then?
Isn't Bobby Mackey's in Covington, that's about as Southern as you can get.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I don't consider any of those cities southern
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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I don't consider any of those cities southern
How familiar are you with all the cities on the poll?
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:28 PM
 
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I do consider Washington DC to be in the South, along with Baltimore. Not sure why I don't consider Wilmington, De to be part of the South, but I never have. I guess the above would be controversial around these parts.

Cincy, I always considered midwestern because it is, but there is some Southern twang in that area. Along with St. Louis. I knew a person from Cincy who considered himself a southerner.

Obviously anything in Kentucky or WV is the South - that should go without question.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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I do consider Washington DC to be in the South, along with Baltimore. Not sure why I don't consider Wilmington, De to be part of the South, but I never have. I guess the above would be controversial around these parts.

Cincy, I always considered midwestern because it is, but there is some Southern twang in that area. Along with St. Louis. I knew a person from Cincy who considered himself a southerner.

Obviously anything in Kentucky or WV is the South - that should go without question.
Do you consider DC, Baltimore, and every city in KY and WV to be culturally Southern as well?
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Do you consider DC, Baltimore, and every city in KY and WV to be culturally Southern as well?
I can't speak for every city in KY and WV but on a whole and with a resounding - Yes, I do.

DC has been transformed so much being our nations capital. But its roots are still Southern, it's just that most of the people living in DC don't trace their roots to that area.
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