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.Continue Reading
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 various geographical regions of the state of Texas are the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains and the Basin and Range Province. Texas has 10 climatic regions and 11 different ecological regions. It has mountainous forested regions, and it has huge plains famous for cattle ranches.Full Answer >
Colonial North Carolina's geography was split into three main areas: the coastal, Piedmont and mountain regions. There were swamps, islands, foothills and mountains in North Carolina. The geography of the state has not changed much since colonial times.Full Answer >
With divisions varying depending on the source and purpose of the division, there is no absolute official definition of Kentucky's regions. For instance, Kentucky's department of Travel and Tourism divides the state into four large regions with additional subregions, whereas the University of Kentucky divides the state into six physiographic regions.Full Answer >
The state of Texas is associated with three regions in the United States: Southern, Southwestern and the Old Southwest. The most encompassing region among the three is Southern states, which describes states that are south of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Ohio River.Full Answer >