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Old 09-20-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I was wondering how people divide the country into regions ie. NE, South, Southeast

When I look at the map I see the NE as New England and New York state. New York state is a BIG state.

Then comes PA and NJ and DE- thats Mid-Atlantic. MD and West VA fit into most of the Mid-Atlantic as well.

When you hit VA- starting with Loudoun County- you are in the Upper South. VA along with KY and lower Maryland and lower West VA and NC

TN , ARK is Mid South

Deep South: SC, GA, ALA, MISS, LA, NORTHERN FL (rest of FL is Northeast, lol)

Texas is out West

The Upper Midwest: OH, and the Great lakes states and Iowa and the Dakotas
Then Central Midwest- NE, KS, AND OK

Then West Coast-CA, OR, WASHINGTON

Then Southwest- TX, ARIZ, NEW MEXICO etc

Is that abnormal to see it that way?
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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You're on a roll.

So NY state has no region....nice.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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You're on a roll.

So NY state has no region....nice.
I just said NY was Northeast, lol
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I dont consider CA, TX or FL to be part of any regions. Well of course they are part of regions, but they are so individually distinct.

And I would never consider Texas part of the West. Its definitely Southern in my book.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I dont consider CA, TX or FL to be part of any regions. Well of course they are part of regions, but they are so individually distinct.

And I would never consider Texas part of the West. Its definitely Southern in my book.
East Texas has pockets of Southern. Im from Virginia and to me- its out West. Its Western, Its not Southern.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Great, that makes thread #3,496 on the subject!
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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We've gone over this a thousand times. Every thread is going to give you the same answers. The Northeast USED to be New England and New York... Today, the Northeast has grown and expanded down to NoVa. NoVa's not 100% Northeastern, but certain parts especially closer to DC have become Northeasternized.

Northeast:
New England
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Delaware
Washington, DC
NoVA

Southeastern:
south of NoVA

When I went to Alrington Nat'l Cemetery, I felt like I was in Boston or something. It felt very patriotic, very historic, very northern, and the attitude was more northern. People were more tense in and around DC which also boosts the fact that the Northeast has expanded and DC is a Northeastern area. The buildings, landmarks, and museums have a more Northeastern flavor because most of the country's national landmarks are in the Northeast.

Even geographically, on the map I see the Potomac River and it seems to be a clearly visible and logical natural border between the North and South today.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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East Texas has pockets of Southern. Im from Virginia and to me- its out West. Its Western, Its not Southern.
That's great you're from Virginia and seem to know your atlas. Yes, Texas is out west to you geographically. But West Texas is more western and East Texas is more southern, and then there's South Texas which is more like Far North Mexico. Texas is a big state! No matter how you try to characterize it and whittle it down, it doesn't belong in any single region except its own. Texas is Texas. Sorry to disappoint.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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We've gone over this a thousand times. Every thread is going to give you the same answers. The Northeast USED to be New England and New York... Today, the Northeast has grown and expanded down to NoVa. NoVa's not 100% Northeastern, but certain parts especially closer to DC have become Northeasternized.

Northeast:
New England
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Delaware
Washington, DC
NoVA

Southeastern:
south of NoVA

When I went to Alrington Nat'l Cemetery, I felt like I was in Boston or something. It felt very patriotic, very historic, very northern, and the attitude was more northern. People were more tense in and around DC which also boosts the fact that the Northeast has expanded and DC is a Northeastern area. The buildings, landmarks, and museums have a more Northeastern flavor because most of the country's national landmarks are in the Northeast.

Even geographically, on the map I see the Potomac River and it seems to be a clearly visible and logical natural border between the North and South today.
Lee's Home in Arlington looks Southron to me, lol !
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Lee's Home in Arlington looks Southron to me, lol !
Of course, because NoVA was once a southern area. NYC and the area has many Dutch colonials from when it was New Amsterdam, now it's no longer Dutch. But the homes remain.
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