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Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
8232 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
Benton County could still be considered Southern. It's like being in the suburbs of Atlanta or something....

Nah, it really isn't. Bentonville has to be one of the nicest towns in the "south", and it's getting better by the day.



yatesdog38
Mississippi St. Fan
in your head rent free
Member since Sep 2013
9271 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
I'm American that is closer to the most southern point of the united states than the most northern part.


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BoerneAg
Texas A&M Fan
Hill Country, God's Country
Member since Apr 2019
2329 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
frick this map. Texas isn't the south. I want nothing to do with the south, same as the midwest or west. Texas is Texas.


KCM0Tiger
Missouri Fan
Kansas City, Missouri
Member since Nov 2011
11483 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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I think we can cross off any parts of Missouri


At a bare minimum, the bootheel of Missouri is 100% Southern. You can argue the rest of the southern portion of the state/Ozarks, but the bootheel is definitely the South.


ExtraSpecial
Kansas State Fan
Music City
Member since Dec 2018
1899 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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They have fricking mesas in western Oklahoma.

Yep! I remember driving westbound on 40 through Oklahoma. The farther west I traveled, the more scenic it became. I enjoyed looking at the canyons and wind-swept plains. It was so different from the rolling green hills of Middle Tennessee that it captivated me.


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ExtraSpecial
Kansas State Fan
Music City
Member since Dec 2018
1899 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Texas is Texas.

Agree.
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I want nothing to do with the south,

Sorry bud, but your state was founded and settled by Southerners.


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ExtraSpecial
Kansas State Fan
Music City
Member since Dec 2018
1899 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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At a bare minimum, the bootheel of Missouri is 100% Southern

Having been there, I would agree. I tried to minimize severing certain states to include them in the South (you notice I only chopped off FL and VA.)

Do some Missourians call themselves Southerners? The residents of KC and STL are steadfast Midwesterners, as are those in Columbia, but how about towns like Branson and Cape Girardeau?
This post was edited on 11/13 at 4:23 pm


ExtraSpecial
Kansas State Fan
Music City
Member since Dec 2018
1899 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Nah, it really isn't. Bentonville has to be one of the nicest towns in the "south", and it's getting better by the day


I'd like to visit. I keep hearing great things about your neck of the woods.

I would like to nominate my hometown of Franklin, Tennessee as being one of the South's best small cities.


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DownSouthJukin
Arizona State Fan
The Wild SEC West
Member since Jan 2014
16543 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Do some Missourians call themselves Southerners?


Yes. Basically draw a line around the Missouri delta, which includes all of the Bootheel, and the population considers themselves Southerners. People outside of that area, such as in St. Louis, make fun of the way they talk.

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but how about towns like Branson and Cape Girardeau?


The above-mentioned line does not include Cape Girardeau, which is a hill town. Branson is probably Midwestern based on not only the fact that it is western MO, but also the snowbirds from the north that have flocked there.
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DownSouthJukin
Arizona State Fan
The Wild SEC West
Member since Jan 2014
16543 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Arksulli


Are you buying the Big John's this Friday when I pass through?

I'd stop if I wasn't in a hurry.


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Auburn80
Auburn Fan
Cookeville, TN
Member since Nov 2017
1027 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
The Southwest portion of Virginia is definitely the South. Northern VA is yankee. Coastal Virginia is southern, but not like the deep south.


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MaroonNation
Mississippi St. Fan
StarkVegas, Mississippi, Bitch!
Member since Nov 2010
20572 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
You have never been to Maryland if you say it’s not southern. The back waters of the Maryland coast are home to some of the redneckiess people you will ever meet.


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MaroonNation
Mississippi St. Fan
StarkVegas, Mississippi, Bitch!
Member since Nov 2010
20572 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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remember when I first started going fishing up there and was shocked by the way many of the people talked. It was clear they were Midwest/Rust Belt transplants.


You cannot get sweet tea north of Hot Springs and they eat rice for breakfast. That’s where I draw the line in Arkansas


Mountaineerfan7
West Virginia Fan
Virginia
Member since Oct 2008
395 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
I would consider WV southern overall. I grew up in southern WV and it is very similar culturally to the rest of the south. You could take any place in east TN, eastern KY, southwest VA or WV and not know which was from which state. I never considered myself to be a northerner and still don't and never will, for that matter. Maryland and VA are the same in that the closer you get to DC, the less southern they get. Western MD and WV are basically the same place. VA is still very southern overall I think, just not NOVA.



Cheese Grits
Col. of Charleston Fan
Wherever I lay my hat is my home
Member since Apr 2012
38744 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Ohio River is a big dividing line


Ohio Ocean

True southern folks recognize the full size of this body of water as a buffer zone between the yankee hordes and the genteel southern folks.


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SoFla Tideroller
Alabama Fan
South Florida
Member since Apr 2010
15966 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
If you're part of the original 11, you're Southern.


Mason Dixon Swine
Arkansas Fan
West Finger
Member since Jan 2019
975 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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You cannot get sweet tea north of Hot Springs and they eat rice for breakfast.


I dont know about the rice thing but there is definitely sweet tea north of Hot springs...


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Kentucker
Kentucky Fan
Cincinnati, KY
Member since Apr 2013
14527 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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I’ve met some people from northern KY who don’t seem very southern either, but I don’t know enough about the area to rule it out.


Florence, KY sits across the river from Cincinnati. The accents may be different but the culture is decidedly southern.



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PhilipMarlowe
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Mar 2013
14027 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
Texas ain’t part of the south. frick that noise.


Buckeye Jeaux
LSU Fan
Member since May 2018
9746 posts

re: What are your geographic boundaries for the South?
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Maryland and Delaware are not Southern at all
The DelMarVa peninsula* (the land east of the Chesapeake Bay) is as Southern as Alabama.

*DelMarVa, south of Dover Delaware

This post was edited on 11/19 at 8:47 am


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