A Conversation for The American South
Moadib Started conversation Sep 28, 2000
West Virginia a Southern state?
I thought West Virginia was created when Virginia split in two at the start of the American Civil War with Virginia siding with the Confederacy and West Virginia with the Union.
xrae Posted Sep 29, 2000
West Virginia is a hillbilly mountain state, and therefore part of the South. (And I use hillbilly in the best sense of the term, as I am one myself and am quite proud of it.)
You see the South is divided into its own different areas: the Mountains (hillbilly regions) of North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virignia; the Eastern Coastal areas of North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and South Carolina; the Southern coastal areas of Northern Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi; and the middle, which covers everything else.
I would also like to suggest that except for Northern Fla., the state is not a part of the South, but rather a piece of Long Island that broke off, floated south, and got stuck on a mangrove island.
Inhabitant Levi, The Impenetrable Cephalopod Posted Nov 24, 2001
With the exception that West Virginia comes within less than two hundred miles of the Canadian border at its nothernmost point, extending farther north than a lot of Ohio, Missouri, and Indiana, all of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, Washington D.C., and quite a bit of Illinois and Pennsylvania. On top of that, it is considered part of the Midwest or Central states by most Federal Agencies.
Oh yes, Kentucky was a Union state in the Civil War as Well
tacsatduck- beware the <sheep> lie Posted Jun 5, 2002
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