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Unread 03-24-2009, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Where does the Midwest end and Northeast begin?

Is it right around Pittsburgh?
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Unread 03-24-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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Western PA i guess?
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Unread 03-24-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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PA is a northeastern state while Ohio is considered a midwestern state.

But I guess things get murky where WV is concerned. Not sure if you'd call it in the south, midwest or northeast.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I would say the line passes through Toledo and Columbus. Anywhere south of that, there is no line because it's all The South.

Lima OH is definitely a Midwestern town, Sandusky and Youngstown are clearly Northeastern, and Chilicothe is the mid-south, like Kentucky.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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I think it starts as you get into the mountains around the PA border. When you go from more manufacturing to coal mining.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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To keep things simple, I'd say Ohio's a Midwestern state, PA's a NE state, and WV's a southern state.

Does every area of each state fully embody the spirit of those regions? Nope. There are exceptions. However, a line has to be drawn somewhere. (By the way, it's hard enough for some deep southerners to recognize WV or KY as southern, so including southern OH, IN, IL, etc is out of the question...)
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Unread 03-24-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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I think it starts as you get into the mountains around the PA border. When you go from more manufacturing to coal mining.
I'd agree. When traveling west to east on I-80, the landscape changes almost immediately when you cross the border into PA. You know you're not in Kansas any more!
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Unread 03-24-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well according to the government the border is at the Ohio/PA line. I'm originally from that region and can tell you things get more noticeably "midwestern" once you get west of Cleveland. I feel eastern Ohio/western PA/western NY is kind of the transition zone between the midwest and east coast.

I think West Virginia might be up for debate, as it's hard to classify.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Columbia MO
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2547 Postrel Avenue, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Maybe in their backyard, I can't be too certain.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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The Appalachian Mountains.
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