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View Poll Results: Was Maryland ever a southern state?
Yes, it was once southern 26 83.87%
No, it was never southern 5 16.13%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2014, 04:21 AM
 
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I never mentioned slavery.
Slavery was part if the south. Do you believe that Maryland was a southern state?
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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I grew up in Maryland from the time I was born till I was 16 and to be honest with you, for a long time, I always believed Maryland was Northern simply because there really wasn't anything "southern" about it as far as when I was coming up. Even Southern Maryland didn't feel like the "South" so to speak, just a bunch hicks running around down there which you could find in any state whether southern or northern. I currently live in the middle of Virginia which is the real South compared to anything I ever experienced in Maryland. Not to mention I remember the news and the Washington Post on more than one occasion refer to Maryland as a Northern state. But at this point who really knows. I feel like this will forever be a on-going debate. I will say this, I remember about 12 years ago I had rode north past Baltimore (maybe about 10 minutes north of the city) on a stretch of I-95, and I had looked over in this wooded area in Maryland off of the interstate and there was this old raggedy looking cabin sitting in the middle of it with a confederate flag hanging from the chimney. Lol! Go figure.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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Maryland isn't a Southern state. It has its share of rednecks but by that logic, any state with rural people is Southern. They weren't part of the Confederacy, they didn't have their politicians sign the Southern Manifesto supporting segregation and is heavily Democratic. It's people ignorant about geography and American culture who would even get a half baked notion like that.


100% Agree!!!! Well said
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I grew up in Maryland from the time I was born till I was 16 and to be honest with you, for a long time, I always believed Maryland was Northern simply because there really wasn't anything "southern" about it as far as when I was coming up. Even Southern Maryland didn't feel like the "South" so to speak, just a bunch hicks running around down there which you could find in any state whether southern or northern. I currently live in the middle of Virginia which is the real South compared to anything I ever experienced in Maryland. Not to mention I remember the news and the Washington Post on more than one occasion refer to Maryland as a Northern state. But at this point who really knows. I feel like this will forever be a on-going debate. I will say this, I remember about 12 years ago I had rode north past Baltimore (maybe about 10 minutes north of the city) on a stretch of I-95, and I had looked over in this wooded area in Maryland off of the interstate and there was this old raggedy looking cabin sitting in the middle of it with a confederate flag hanging from the chimney. Lol! Go figure.
Good post. And lol, people also claimed to have spotted confederate flags in South Jersey and I think there was an incident in or near the Philly area involving a displayed confederate flag some years ago. Seems the traitors still have their sympthazers up here I guess.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I voted that Maryland was once southern based on the number of slave-owners and Confederate sympathizers in Prince George and Montgomery during the Civil War period. John Wilkes Booth fled into Prince George County after killing Lincoln because he knew sympathizers were there.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I voted that Maryland was once southern based on the number of slave-owners and Confederate sympathizers in Prince George and Montgomery during the Civil War period. John Wilkes Booth fled into Prince George County after killing Lincoln because he knew sympathizers were there.
But even after the Civil War. For example, what drove the Census Bureau's decision to place Maryland in the South in 1910 (why would geographers put DC and MD in the South when they were part of "the North" during the Civil War?). And how much weight do we accord the fact that Maryland joined the Southern Legislative Conference and Southern Governors Association at a time when Jim Crow was at its height?
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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Good post. And lol, people also claimed to have spotted confederate flags in South Jersey and I think there was an incident in or near the Philly area involving a displayed confederate flag some years ago. Seems the traitors still have their sympthazers up here I guess.
Yeah I remember my cousin told me probably about 5 years ago she was riding through PA, a few miles west of Philly to be exact, and she told me the town she was riding through had confederate flags on the country stores and houses that all lined up along the highway she was riding on. It was so bad until she told me if you didn't know any better, you would've thought you were in Alabama somewhere. Lol.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Yeah I remember my cousin told me probably about 5 years ago she was riding through PA, a few miles west of Philly to be exact, and she told me the town she was riding through had confederate flags on the country stores and houses that all lined up along the highway she was riding on. It was so bad until she told me if you didn't know any better, you would've thought you were in Alabama somewhere. Lol.
"Between Paoli and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania is Alabama without the blacks. They didn't film The Deer Hunter there for nothing -- the state has the second-highest concentration of NRA members, behind Texas." - James Carville
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I think that the deciding factor is southern accents.

The last time Maryland would have been part of the south was when the majority of Marylanders spoke with southern accents, or at least when it was very prevalent throughout the state.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:55 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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Yeah I remember my cousin told me probably about 5 years ago she was riding through PA, a few miles west of Philly to be exact, and she told me the town she was riding through had confederate flags on the country stores and houses that all lined up along the highway she was riding on. It was so bad until she told me if you didn't know any better, you would've thought you were in Alabama somewhere. Lol.
Sounds like someone was approaching Ghettysburg. A "little" misunderstanding between the two sides happened there in 1863.
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