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Old 04-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Location: Virginia
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Originally Posted by cdmurphy View Post
That doesn't mean too much. I've seen yahoos flying the Confederate flag outside their homes in Maryland.
And I used to see them all the time in Manhattan Beach, CA.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:10 PM
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Yes VIRGINIA IS SOUTHERN. She's the birthplace of Southern culture. Maryland is southern too. Just because they couldn't vote cause socialist president Abraham Lincoln locked up the entire Maryland legislature doesn't mean they're not southern. They couldn't vote to leave the Union. If they voted, they would've left plus they were sympathetic to the South. Also, Virginia was the first Southern state (besides Florida) to be settled. It was 1607 at Jamestown. HUNDREDS of years before Bama, Ol Miss, and the rest of the deep south were permanently settled. Also to say Virginia isn't southern is to say Lee, Johnston, Jackson, Mosby, Pickett, Stuart, Hill, and a couple others aren't southern. Don't look at transplants when you're trying to decide if a state is southern, look at the NATIVES. The folks who's families have been in the South for hundreds of years, those folks are predominantly Southern. Don't look at the transplants because they're not permanent residents, most transplants are just stopping by.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Location: D.C.
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Roll Tide.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
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Actually, the first English child born in America was born in present day North Carolina. The Lost Colony was before Jamestown, although it failed so Jamestown receives all the credit. However, I should probably get outta here before you Virginians throw stones at me!

Virginia is southern for the most part, although people don't like to call Northern Virginia "southern" anymore because it's so diverse and transplant saturated. Like North Carolina, it's a state divided between rural and urban. Urban areas (NOVA, Hampton Roads, Richmond) are going to be populated with more outsiders, no doubt about it. However, rural Virginia is still pretty darn southern, especially southern Virginia closer to the VA/NC border. I have family around South Hill, VA just across the border from NC, and it's about as southern as you can get.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:52 PM
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It's technically mid-Atlantic, but it's the south or as we call it, the belt buckle of the bible belt. Besides, it was the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Question a Virginian's claims to being southern is usually enough to see you missing teeth..
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dylanfurr246 View Post
Yes VIRGINIA IS SOUTHERN.. Maryland is southern too../ the rest of the deep south..
Dylan, hi..
Yeah.. both Virginia and Maryland are south of the Mason-Dixon (traditional divide between North and South). Maryland is a classic Border State, possessing both Northern & Southern characteristics..

Maryland and Virginia are members of the Old South, which like u stated, predates the Deep & frontier South. They have some characteristics/cultural differences from the Dirty & Deep South. I think that distinction is lost on some ppl who view the South as a one-dimensional monolith.. But from both a geographic and historical perspective, MD & VA are within the South.. but both states have areas (around DC) currently being culturally transformed by transplanted government workers.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:59 AM
Location: Richmond, Virginia
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Being the Northern most Southern state, its bound to have some northern influences. By and large, Its Southern but not the Deep South. NOVA is Southern -Lite , maybe even bordering on Yankee ish. But once you get to Fredericksburg and of course Richmond, its more like real Virginia. its such a different feel and change for the better!
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