We are below the Mason-Dixon line, so, geographically, we are southern.
Historically- Lincoln only receved 4% of the votes in Maryland during the election of 1860.
South of Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore, the influence is definitely more Southern. But, back to the future! I agree with your thoughts on Balto.-Philly. In fact, I LOVE Philly. My Dad took me to my first Mummer’s parade when I was five years old. Anumber of my university friends grew up there. I love to eat in Philly!