Is the state of Maryland considered a southern State?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Historically, as noted, Maryland is south of the Mason Dixon line. But this line was a border settlement prior to the civil war, and Maryland did not join the confederate states - Maryland fought with the North (Union)

    As for whether Maryland is right now considered a southern state, my opinion is no. Parts of Southern Virginia feel very "southern" to me, but northern VA, West Virginia and Maryland do not.

  • 9 years ago

    The US Census Bureau considers Maryland as a Southern State.

    While Maryland did not secede, that is only because the Union wouldn't allow it to do so by military force. The state song of Maryland (which is still the state song to this day) calls for Maryland to fight the Union and uses the phrase "Northern scum".

    Maryland doesn't have a system of towns and townships like Northern states and has unincorporated parts of counties like Southern states. It has county police departments, of which there is only 1 in the entire Northeast (Nassau County, NY).

  • 9 years ago

    Although it technically may be a Southern state I don't consider anything North of Washington, D.C. to be in the South.

  • 9 years ago

    everything below the Mason Dixon line is the south

    like Maryland

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