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Where is 'South Detroit'?


Ouellette Avenue (Photo: Jason Paris/Flickr)

The Geo Quiz is looking for a place that may or may not exist: South Detroit.

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In Journey's "Don't Stop Believin," we hear the line "just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit."

The Detroit Tigers play the song in their home stadium, every game, between the 7th and 8th innings.

But check a map of Detroit and you won't find a place called "South Detroit."

In fact, if you travel south from Detroit, you end up in another country.

So if it's not technically in Detroit, where is South Detroit?

Answer: it's Windsor, Ontario in Canada.

Yes, it is confusing and we asked Detroit based journalist Dave Lingholm to clear up the geographical confusion for us.