"I am from North Alabama, Winston County."
Winston County, Alabama
Creative Commons AttributionWinston County, Alabama - Credit: jimmywayne

Miss Caroline's isolation from her class is emphasised by her own origins. When Alabama seceded from the Union in the 1860s to create the Confederate States of America, beforeĀ the Civil War, Winston County seceded from Alabama, making plain that it opposed the rest of Alabama's position in the war. To celebrate itsĀ strength during the war, it is now called The Free State of Winston.

Winston County, Alabama - official site