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Cumberland Plateau


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the southwestern part of the Appalachians


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  • Beyond the Cumberland Plateau is the Highland Rim and the Nashville Basin, which defines Middle Tennessee.

    The Moderate Voice

  • The broad valley of the Tennessee River separates the mountain system on the west from the Cumberland Plateau which is an extension of the West Virginia and Kentucky roughs.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • Cumberland Plateau, Tenn., removed coal mining practices that remove mountain tops.

    Areas in Md., Va. make 'threatened list'

  • Also known as the Great Valley of East Tennessee, this is a relatively low-lying region between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau on the west.

    Ecoregions of Tennessee (EPA)

  • In the north, the open, rolling, valley floor, 600 feet in elevation, is nearly 1000 feet below the top of the Cumberland Plateau and Sand Mountain.

    Ecoregions of Alabama and Georgia (EPA)

  • While it has some similarities to the Cumberland Plateau (68a) with its Pennsylvanian-age sandstone caprock, shale layers, and coal-bearing strata, this ecoregion is lower in elevation, has a slightly warmer climate, and has more agriculture.

    Ecoregions of Alabama and Georgia (EPA)

  • The Cumberland Plateau is composed of low hills, ridges, rolling uplands, and valleys.

    Ecoregions of Kentucky (EPA)

  • Potential natural vegetation is mapped as oak – hickory forest but, in ravines near the Cumberland Plateau (68a), forests are mixed mesophytic in character.

    Ecoregions of Kentucky (EPA)

  • West Wind Farms, which is located up on the Cumberland Plateau, makes three regular stops in Knoxville, including the grocery store parking lot, on Fridays to sell chicken, beef, pork, and turkey as well as a collection of specialty products they make such as summer sausage, corned beef, and salami.

    Spot-On: No Prevention, No Cure

  • Yoder's Quilting Lodge on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau urges visiting quilters to bring along their unfinished projects, offering instruction and the tools needed to sew up loose ends.

    Walking With The Buffaloes


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