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Old 12-14-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I have relatives in Belpre, OH, which is in the same general area of Marietta.

I never thought of that area as "the South". Even growing up in the heart of north central WV, I never felt "southern", which is roughly 80 miles to the east from Marietta/Belpre, OH.

Also remember that West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union western counties broke away from the Confederacy (Virginia) during the Civil War to join the Union, so on that technicality, WV is not a southern state. West Virginia is not "included" on the Confederate flag either.

But there are definitely southern and northern elements in WV, as well as in southern Ohio.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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How do you feel about sweet tea, grits, "bless your heart" and "y'all"?

While living in TX, AL, FL, and TN I never heard of anyone from any part of Ohio being referred to as a Southerner.
When I lived in MI we considered all of Ohio to be Midwestern.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I'd have to say, SW Ohio is mid-western with a southern influence. To the person who said Kentucky isn't southern, you aren't serious, are you? KY is VERY MUCH a southern state. So is West Virginia, though a bit less so in places such as Morgantown, WV compared with, say, Bluefield and Beckley.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I can see where you would think that. The reason I feel a southern feeling when I go to Ohio is because I have a lot of family who live there that are from the deep south, so they brought those qualities up there and it can feel southern at times. Other than that, I think southern Ohio is more midwestern in general.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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How do you feel about sweet tea, grits, "bless your heart" and "y'all"?

While living in TX, AL, FL, and TN I never heard of anyone from any part of Ohio being referred to as a Southerner.
When I lived in MI we considered all of Ohio to be Midwestern.
Oh sweet tea is certainly popular! The natives certainly have a southern accent and use "y'all" all the time.

Maybe Southeastern Ohio isn't 'southern' but it certainly isn't Midwestern by any means. I've traveled through there MANY times and it has no characteristics to Cleveland or Northeast Ohio... NONE.

I guess it's more Appalachian then anything. But it's the one part of Ohio that is distinctly not midwestern at all... in my opinion.

To me Ohio is like this:

Cleveland - Midwest with Northeast characteristics
Columbus - Midwest all the way
Cincinnati - Midwest with some southern influences
& Southeast Ohio - Appalachia with some Southern qualities.

You can even hear it in the accents.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Was wondering what type of culture Southern Ohio is considered? I grew up in Marietta, Oh right across the Ohio river from a slave plantation in WV. I do not feel like I have much in common with the folks up north. What is the national outlook on this?
What?

Been there and seemed mighty Midwestern to me with a dash of Northeastern.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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What?

Been there and seemed mighty Midwestern to me with a dash of Northeastern.
Sweet Tea is a must and we do say y'all. Not sure, what about parts you were visiting but doesn't sound like Marietta too me.

We have some names for those from Northen Ohio as either Northernites or Flatlanders.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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I have relatives in Belpre, OH, which is in the same general area of Marietta.

I never thought of that area as "the South". Even growing up in the heart of north central WV, I never felt "southern", which is roughly 80 miles to the east from Marietta/Belpre, OH.

Also remember that West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union western counties broke away from the Confederacy (Virginia) during the Civil War to join the Union, so on that technicality, WV is not a southern state. West Virginia is not "included" on the Confederate flag either.

But there are definitely southern and northern elements in WV, as well as in southern Ohio.

AI see where you are coming from. Always felt more out of place in places like Northern Ohio and Michigan then say Tennesse or [SIZE=2][SIZE=2]
Georgia. I did some research on the plantation across the river and it is called Henderson Hall one of the northernmost plantations at its time. [/SIZE]
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Absolutely not. They were on the wrong side of the War of Northern Aggression.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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i am told that there's a southern accent in ohio, supposedly, but I have never actually heard this spoken, and I don't know if I believe it.

I suppose if -for cultural reasons - I can consider northern virginia "the north", then southern ohio may have some claim on being southern.
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