|Innkeeper Jackie Heinz, on the "Charleston porch" of|
Zeigler House Inn, overlooking world-famous
Jones Street in the Savannah historic district.
Photo by Jerry Harris.
In large measure, early American etiquette of the southern states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia -- once British colonies -- culminated from manners of the United Kingdom.
Yet, as cultures melded and American independence in the USA was won from Great Britain, the etiquette expanded in the America's Deep South over the centuries to be known as southern hospitality, "a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general." -- Wikipedia