The U.S. Census Bureau identifies 16 states as part of the American South, and these states are divided into three smaller regions. The South Atlantic includes Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. The East South Central region is composed of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The West South Central region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.Know More
The southern United States is generally characterized by its unique customs, musical styles and cuisines that help identify it from other areas throughout the United States. While the Census Bureau defines it geographically, often the popular definition of the American South is associated with the 11 states that seceded from the original American colonies during the Civil War to form their own nation, the Confederate States of America. Originally founded by South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, the Confederate States of America seceded in 1861. Soon after, four more slave-holding states, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina, joined the Confederacy. These states are often referred to as Dixie or the Old South.
Other terms associated with the region refer to more geographical separations of the southeastern corner of the United States. Southern Appalachia identifies the portions of states that are located in the southern Appalachian mountains, and the Gulf South includes the states with coasts located along the Gulf.Learn more about The South
The geography of the Southern Colonies featured tideland ideal for growing crops, hilly coastal plains, broad rivers for transportation, forests and swamp marshes. The tidelands extended from the Atlantic Ocean inland for about 100 miles. Beyond the tideland was the backcountry, which had less fertile soil and thicker forests.Full Answer >
A variety of people lived in the southern colonies, including plantation owners, indentured servants and slaves. Unlike their counterparts in New England, the southern colonists were predominantly Anglican (with the exception of Maryland). Many men who settled in the south were second sons of English nobility. The primary motivation for voyagers to the southern colonies was economic opportunity.Full Answer >
From the Lookout Mountain attraction known as Rock City, it has been said one can see seven states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. That claim has not been substantiated. On clear days, one can definitely see mountains near Knoxville, Tenn., about 100 miles away.Full Answer >
Despite its misleading name, Port Everglades is not part of the massive wetlands known as the Florida Everglades. The port encompasses nearly 2,200 acres within the communities of Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and unincorporated Broward County on Florida's southeast coast. Originally known as Lake Mabel, Port Everglades was first established as a deep water harbor in 1927.Full Answer >