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Old 12-12-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Franklin County PA
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In my humble opinion the longstanding residents of the Delmarva Peninsula very much form a distinct cultural/regional group , however Delmarva identity as such doesn't get much press , which is why I thought I'd start up this thread .





I'm looking forward to some great discussion .
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Center City
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The Eastern Shore of Maryland has the strongest sense of a Delmarva identity on the peninsula. This is particularly true the closer you get to Salisbury. The Delaware beaches have their own identity and the farther north you go in Delaware, the more affinity people have with Philadelphia. Likewise, the further south you go into Virginia, there is a greater identity with the state of Virginia (and Norfolk), particularly in Northampton County.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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The Eastern Shore of Maryland has the strongest sense of a Delmarva identity on the peninsula. This is particularly true the closer you get to Salisbury. The Delaware beaches have their own identity and the farther north you go in Delaware, the more affinity people have with Philadelphia. Likewise, the further south you go into Virginia, there is a greater identity with the state of Virginia (and Norfolk), particularly in Northampton County.
This is true!!!
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Franklin County PA
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What I've noticed is that native Delmarvans never refer to themselves as Delmarvans , yet a sense of Delmarvan identity still exists or at least existed back when I lived in Sussex County ...


For instance people from DC , Baltimore , and Philly were always talked about as being " not from around here " , while people who lived over in ( say ) Worcester County MD would be talked about as " from here just over in Worcester " .


It's interesting the way that some sorts of regional identities never really get verbalized .
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