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Old 06-14-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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However Delaware is definantly not Fully Northeastern, its got some very southern characteristics and many people say they live in the south from there. The Delmarva Peninsula is really confusing on what they are, north or south. To me, the Mid Atlantic is NOVA, DC, MD, DE, eastern WV, and Parts of southern PA and Jersey.
I usually don't care about the cultural part of the discussion I'll take a swing at it, MD has some South in it due to its past and some from MD may look to that and hold on to it. I'm not saying you're wrong (that's your territory) but I don't see why people from Delaware would say that they're Southern, because there's nothing there. I guess that DE would have some type of spillover from MD, I'm still learning though. Once again, you live in the region so you'd know more on this.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I think the classification of the South is wrong. Maryland and Delaware should be taken out of the South and put in the Northeast in my opinion. They fit in better with Pennsylvania nowadays than Virginia, and their major cities (like Wilmington and Baltimore and D.C.) are definitely Northeastern. While they may not be fully Northeastern as you put it, they definitely are more like Northeastern states than Southern states. I'd call them the Southern Northeast if anything.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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A subregion of the Northeast. The Northeast can be broken down into New England, and Mid-Atlantic States
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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A subregion of the Northeast. The Northeast can be broken down into New England, and Mid-Atlantic States

THERE U HAVE IT THE MID ATLANTIC
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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THERE U HAVE IT THE MID ATLANTIC
I agree with that.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I usually see Mid-Atlantic defined as a subregion of the Northeast, i.e. the states that don't belong to New England. So the Mid-Atlantic would include NY, NJ, PA, MD, and DE.

I suppose the problem with that is that there's a big difference between, say, southern MD and northern NY, whereas New England has more cultural homogeneity. Not to mention that "Mid-Atlantic" is kind of a misnomer, especially for NY, NJ, and PA.

I wish American regions were more well-defined. I'm glad to live in New England, because at least our definition never changes. Of course, you do get the occasional outsider who seems to think that states like NY, NJ, PA, etc. belong to New England, but we always set them straight.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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I think the classification of the South is wrong. Maryland and Delaware should be taken out of the South and put in the Northeast in my opinion. They fit in better with Pennsylvania nowadays than Virginia, and their major cities (like Wilmington and Baltimore and D.C.) are definitely Northeastern. While they may not be fully Northeastern as you put it, they definitely are more like Northeastern states than Southern states. I'd call them the Southern Northeast if anything.
I don't agree with that cause comparing Maryland and Delaware to New York, Connecticut, or Boston is going to far. They are the really southern states but I will classify them as Mid Atlantic states as with Virginia and North Carolina with these states having many northern transplants, northern influence(Raleigh,Durham,Charlotte,Winston Salen,Baltimore,DC,Northern VA) and being in the Middle of the Atlantic coast and PA and NY iare not in the middle of the Atlantic they are just the Northeast
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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I think the classification of the South is wrong. Maryland and Delaware should be taken out of the South and put in the Northeast in my opinion. They fit in better with Pennsylvania nowadays than Virginia, and their major cities (like Wilmington and Baltimore and D.C.) are definitely Northeastern. While they may not be fully Northeastern as you put it, they definitely are more like Northeastern states than Southern states. I'd call them the Southern Northeast if anything.
What makes them more like "northeastern states" than "southern states", in your opinion?
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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THERE U HAVE IT THE MID ATLANTIC
Virginia and North Carolina are southern to the core.

While, geographically speaking, both states can be classified as southern or mid-Atlantic. Culturally, they are southern.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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to me the mid atlantic is new jersey, pennslyvannia, and new york. maryland and delaware are southern states and is part of the southeast
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