I remember thinking some years back about one of my cousins back home and how she has such a deep Southern accent that she almost sounds British.
And when you think about it, it almost makes sense. At one time, not too long ago when you really think about it, everyone spoke that way here.
And with the isolation of the rural South, it’s logical to think that the Southern accent might not have Americanized like others have.
Which goes to show that the South, in some far, remote locales, can resemble its own country.