The following was posted by Tilman
Stieve in June 1998 on the newsgroup rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks.
Rogue's Place of Origin
Hey, I finally found a possible origin for the theory that
Rogue is from Georgia!
It's from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol.
1 # 9 (1983), which appeared shortly after Rogue joined the
X-Men. Here it says "Unknown location in Georgia, United
States". Now as far as I know there had not been a definite
statement where Rogue came from up until then (there was only
Rogue's statement in Rom #31 that it was south of West Virginia,
which really applies to pretty much the entire South). I guess
in this case whoever wrote Rogue's article in OHOTMU made
that up as a tip of the hat to then-X-Men editor Louise Jones
(Simonson), who is from Georgia. Chris Claremont shortly after
went on to place Rogue's youth in Caldecott County, Mississippi
(UXM #185) AND in the Mississippi Bayou Country (X-Men/Alpha
Flight #1 -- also note that he recently described her as from
Louisiana in Wolverine #125).
Finally, in the Mystique/Storm story in Marvel Fanfare #40
Raven Darkholme mentions that Rogue was born in Caldecott
"But ah know in my heart, no matter
how much good ah do, I'll never make up for what ah did. Those
scales nothin'll ever balance." ~ Rogue (Uncanny X-Men
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