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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 04-20-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Also if youíre going to ask if Wilmington is north or south might as well include Philly. Nothing southern about Wilmington!
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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I put southern for Northern Virgina but put Northern for DC and BMore.

West Virginia I put south and I put everything in PA, Il, and Ohio was Northern for me!
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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How is St Louis Northern? It's known for BBQ and Blues. That's Southern
Isnít the Midwest technically a northern region?
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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True. Loudoun gets extremely remote once you get past the parts of the county closest to DC (Leesburg, Ashburn and Sterling).

Fauquier I don't consider part of NoVa, there's still large portions of the county that are undeveloped and culturally it's more similar to Fredericksburg or Stafford than Fairfax.
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Faquier, no because it's so rural. Loudon feels southern past Leesburg. I have heard some people describe Loudon as "sunbelt" Take that as you will. Fairfax definitely doesn't feel southern at all.
I didn't vote at all, but only the cities of Arlington and Alexandria, and Fairfax County are definitively part of the Northeast Corridor. I can see why someone would vote either way about NoVA.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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How is St Louis Northern? It's known for BBQ and Blues. That's Southern
A lot of the state of Missouri does have a Southern flavor about it. Heck, even Mark Twain referred to Missouri as the South.

However, St. Louis, historically a transport and industrial hub, has far more of a Northern feel in terms of architecture, attitudes, culture and politics, with just a small hint of Southern influence, mainly brought by the African Americans during the migration from the South in the early 1900s.

In some ways, St. Louis feels more Eastern than Midwestern, too.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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In a modern world that thinks binary (one extreme or the other), many times we have matters that are blends and mixtures (analog). If we really want to get clearer, we have to abandon the extremes and bring in those nuances that make all the difference.

I'm not sure how that would be tackled here, but in limiting the choices to extremes, we're only complicating the discussion. For example, two locations here called "north" may be nothing alike. And yet, both are north, and assumed to be similar.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:33 PM
 
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A lot of the state of Missouri does have a Southern flavor about it. Heck, even Mark Twain referred to Missouri as the South.

However, St. Louis, historically a transport and industrial hub, has far more of a Northern feel in terms of architecture, attitudes, culture and politics, with just a small hint of Southern influence, mainly brought by the African Americans during the migration from the South in the early 1900s.

In some ways, St. Louis feels more Eastern than Midwestern, too.
Missouri was a Jim Crow State too.

Also "other than African Americans" is silly when the city is like 50% AA.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Also if youíre going to ask if Wilmington is north or south might as well include Philly. Nothing southern about Wilmington!


So True
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Why is Pittsburgh even mentioned as being Southern?
It's the de facto capital of Appalachia. If you think of West Virginia as Southern because of its Appalachian culture, then it's not a big logical jump to also see Pittsburgh as more culturally Southern.

Pittsburgh is also the closest big city to most of Pennsyltucky, as they call it.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Missouri was a Jim Crow State too.

Also "other than African Americans" is silly when the city is like 50% AA.
So was Connecticut but we would never think of them as Southern.
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