U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-30-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
14 posts, read 19,390 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I've heard folks talk about there being two different parts of the south, the upper south and the lower south. It's sort of confusing to me because I from NC and I've always prided myself in being a southerner.These people got their maps online of two South's and from what I can understand their saying that the people in NC, TN, and AR are less southern then the folks in states below us. What I'd like to know is what the good people in MS think of there being an upper south and a lower south. What do ya'll think of states like NC, TN, and AR? Do you think their any less southern? Thank You!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-30-2011, 12:58 PM
 
72 posts, read 151,533 times
Reputation: 35
North Carolina is a completely (progressively) different world than what is Mississippi.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-30-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
22,944 posts, read 14,284,314 times
Reputation: 33526
I never heard of upper south and lower south.

North Carolina is one place; Mississippi is another.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-30-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
15,228 posts, read 19,114,066 times
Reputation: 39969
I spent several years living along the Gulf Coast and now I am in the mountains of east TN and I feel like there is a notable difference in the regions.

Some very broad generalizations~
Beaches, cotton, old plantation houses, southern belles, live oaks and spanish moss make me think deep south.
Mountains and hills, log cabins, tobacco, moonshine, bluegrass and banjos are upper south.

Gardeners will tell you there is a definite difference too. Regional Gardening Reports
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
99 posts, read 177,761 times
Reputation: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant_Hobgood View Post
North Carolina is a completely (progressively) different world than what is Mississippi.
This^^^^^^^^^
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Hither and thither
423 posts, read 1,194,831 times
Reputation: 210
From what I've seen, I would never group Arkansas in the same sub-category as North Carolina. Southern Arkansas is very much the lower (Deep) south, while northern Arkansas is Ozark country--not entirely different from Appalachia, but not the same either. For that matter, eastern and western North Carolina are very different from one another. Mississippi is very much the Deep South, though it too is hardly a monoculture.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2011, 04:24 PM
 
161 posts, read 506,990 times
Reputation: 97
True, there is no comparison between North Caroina and Mississippi. NC has been blessed with a progressive government and people which have produced a modern, industrial economy over several generations. The large majority of North Carolinians live in urban areas whereas MS is still a very rural state.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2011, 08:19 PM
 
2,319 posts, read 4,587,798 times
Reputation: 2102
Quote:
Originally Posted by chalcedony View Post
From what I've seen, I would never group Arkansas in the same sub-category as North Carolina. Southern Arkansas is very much the lower (Deep) south, while northern Arkansas is Ozark country--not entirely different from Appalachia, but not the same either. For that matter, eastern and western North Carolina are very different from one another. Mississippi is very much the Deep South, though it too is hardly a monoculture.
I agree.

I used to think of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas as "Deep South", "real" South. People from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia were a little suspicious.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
18 posts, read 39,544 times
Reputation: 11
Yes. Definitely. There's the south, and there's the deeeeep South. I'm from Mississippi, and I can see a difference just by crossing the border into Tennessee. IMO, it's a good difference though. I'm actually trying to move to TN or NC. They are still Southern, but not ridiculously Southern like MS tends to be, and that's what I'm looking for.

Don't get me wrong, MS is home and I love it, but I can only take so much of the deep South anymore.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2011, 02:10 AM
 
1 posts, read 2,184 times
Reputation: 10
well im from anguilla ms, and i have lived in nc mountians for about 20 years.and i can say there is a differance between the two.and i can say im glad i was born in ms.that way i know im i true southerner
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top