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Old 03-24-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Default Is Virginia a Northern or Southern state?

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Old 03-24-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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I have family in Virginia and it is most certainly a Southern city, especially south of DC. Im jokingly called Yankee all the time.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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It isn't Deep South like Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi, but it is Southern, no doubt. The portions right around DC definitely have more of a northern vibe, but even they are mixed, and the rest of the state has a definite southern feel. Culturally, climate, food, churches, etc. For instance, Richmond isn't that different from Birmingham or Montgomery.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Richmond was the seat of the Confederacy. troll thread?
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Oh Lord. Not again. Stop the insanity.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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This has been discussed ad naseum. Nonetheless I'll bite.

Virginia is a southern state. The portion of Virginia that is part of DC suburbia is NOT culturally southern just happens to be south of the Mason Dixon line. Only southern geographically. I don't see southern elements in Northern Virginia AT ALL. Yeah lots of streets and schools named after Confederate generals but that's about it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland
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Virginia is geographically at the southern tip of the Mid-Atlantic region but culturally they could be viewed as southern.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Geographically Virginia is definitely in the South. Socially and politically its two different states though, with the DC suburbs in NOVA being very mid-Atlantic/Northeastern in feel, while the rest of the state is pretty typcially southern. But then again there a lot of states like that. Metro New York City is way different than the rest of New York State. Same for Metro Chicago vs. Illinois or even metro Houston vs the rest of Texas.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Everything below NOVA , which is a DC suburb is definitely Southern and when you get to Richmond you'll really know your in the South.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Southern.
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