WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C. is home to the leader of the free world, and one of the most bustling metropolitan areas in the U.S.
But most people who have lived in the DMV for a while know that just outside the city, you can find a plethora of country roads leading to some of most rural, back woods areas imaginable.
In fact, a new list by RoadSnacks lists the “most redneck cities in Virginia.”
According to Merriam-Webster, a redneck is a “white person who lives in a small town or in the country especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive.”
Using that definition, RoadSnacks looked at areas (between 5,000 and 40,000 people) with the least amount of high school graduates, plus the number of dive bars per city, the number of mobile home parks, tobacco stores and gun and ammo stores per capita and the concentration of Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, Dollar Generals and Piggly Wigglys.
Here are the top 10 redneck spots in Virginia:
- Woodstock (Shenandoah County)
- Warrenton (Fauquier County)
- Ashland (Hanover County)
- Abingdon (Washington County)
- Manassas (independent city near Prince William County)
- Richlands (Tazewell County)
- Marion (Smyth County)
- Clarksville (Mecklenburg County)
- Winchester (independent city in Frederick County)
(independent city within Alleghany County)
To see the full list, CLICK HERE.
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