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Old 07-16-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I know who you were responding to, but this subject has come up 3 or 4 times in the past 5 years: it is being overdone and needs to simply be put to sleep: Does it really make a difference anyway whether you are right or someone else is: all this is so subjective.
To answer your question, my brother, his wife, kids and her family live in a suburb of Little Rock. So I guess that is the center of the state, if my geography is correct. However, they have relatives NWA and they seem to all agree that this is a Southern State.

And, yes. This question has been done to death.

I have lived in the North East, the Mid Atlantic, and now, the Mid West. I have traveled many, many times to North Carolina, (My father and his wife live there) FL (more relatives) and South Carolina.

As an outsider, IMHO, the most Southern seeming state of the bunch is Arkansas.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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My brother married his wife, and Arkansan, ten years ago. Through trips to visit and other family functions, I can say with great certainty, that every Arkansan I have encountered thinks of themselves, their culture, and their state as Southern.
Amen.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:32 PM
 
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Bless your heart. I met many girls in HS who disagreed with you.
I married a man who grew up on Long Island.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:24 PM
 
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What a coincidence you posted this, Holly.......I was just about to start a thread asking if the Ozark region of Arkansas (specifically NW Arkansas) identified more as Midwestern or Southern!

When I interviewed in Bentonville a few months back, it seemed like everyone I met was from Kansas, Iowa, or Missouri. Oklahoma isn't considered southern, and it's right next door. Kansas City's only 3 hours away......St. Louis about 5. Got me to wonderin'.....so I'll be interested to see what folks say, too!
I'm from Missouri. That is true for far NW AR and far SWMO that is has the great plains influence due to being close to Kansas and NE OK, but the southern quarter of Missouri is southern, and not Midwestern. There is nothing Midwestern about Branson at all. It's more southern than most places here in FL. Table Rock, Bull shoals areas of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas are southern. I think it's because when people think southern they always think the deep south like MS. Cape Girardeau over to Springfield MO on south is southern just like northern AR. North of that line is a transition zone like southern IN and IL are a mix of Midwest and south.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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Well, no, Colt, in the recent study of where the south is by Cooper & Knotts, TX didn't even register on their studies, they only listed Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia and West Virginia.

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That is because many lump TX with the southwest now just like many lump Missouri with the Midwest now. Missouri about 25 percent of the state is in the south, the other 25 percent is a transition zone a mix of Midwest and southern and 50 percent midwestern. We have on the Missouri forum pretty much agreed on that in modern times MO is a Midwest state, but it's the most southern Midwest state and parts of the state are in the south.

Most of the southern quarter of Missouri is more southern than most places in Florida especially the bootheel. Florida has changed. Texas is much more southern than modern Florida.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:30 PM
 
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Southern culture is alive in well in north Florida. Though south Florida may not be southern anymore, that is due to the arrival of millions of transplants and immigrants. The only part of Florida that was arguably never southern by culture is Key West.
Also why South Florida isn't is because when Florida was more southern years ago, the southern parts of the state were mostly swamps with few people living there. 100 years ago hardly anyone lived in most of the southern parts.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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this subject has been beaten to death for heavens sake!!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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Since it is 870 miles straight south of where I used to live, I consider Arkansas.......southern state
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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LOL no one talks about the times where you went to a job and there was a bunch of tennesseans maybe mississippians maybe couple people from Memphis on the job and then maybe a Missouri guy I don't know . Oh wait there was also a guy from Way up north that pretended to be from South Carolina . This all on a job in North Arkansas
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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There is no defined "Book or Regions" like the 10 Commandments or anything (I assume after 9 pages this has gone into the usual nonsensical arguments): However, if already has not been said, the census bureau defines the area as the "west south central" division in the southern region. That's about as precise as it gets. Other bureaus have other definitions. We in the Memphis metro area, which includes portions of eastern AR, call it "the mid-south".
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