Originally Posted by tixe
A guy I used to work with who was from Huntington said that Wayne and Lincoln County natives were the only people he'd ever met who, when asked where they lived, gave you the county instead of the town.
I tried to tell him that I didn't actually live in a town, but I don't think he ever got it.
I'm from Adams County just 60 or so miles east of Cincinnati. When we are in Cincinnati and someone asks where we are from we say Adams County. Not because thats what we think, but because nobody knows where Winchester, Seaman, Cherry Fork and so forth are. Some people do know where Peebles is for some reason. When I tell someone I'm from Winchester, they say "Kentucky?" or "Canal Winchester?" When my buddy tells people he is from Seaman they always think he is being clever. Never call somebody who isn't from around Adams County if you are just sitting somewhere in the town of Seaman and calling them. Saying "I'm just sitting here in Seaman" doesn't always sound right to them.