Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range. This province consists of northern and southern physiographic regions, which divide near the Roanoke River gap.The mountain range is located in the eastern United States, starting at its southernmost portion in Georgia, then ending northward in Pennsylvania. To the west of the Blue Ridge, between it and the bulk of the Appalachians, lies the Great Appalachian Valley, bordered on the west by the Ridge and Valley province of the Appalachian range.

  1. Principal economic activities found in the Blue Ridge Mountains include livestock raising,farming, tobacco growing and lumber production. Many apple orchards are found in this region of Virginia.Mining of oil and minerals such as diamonds and coal, Herding of  sheep, fishing (herring, sardines, etc.), Hunting of wild animals.

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The Blue Ridge Mountains region contains the southernmost point of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest point in Georgia. The physical region of Virginia known as the Blue Ridge Mountains is located between the Piedmont Region and the Valley and Ridge region. The Blue Ridge Mountains are old, rounded mountains. Beginning with a narrow ridge in the north, the Blue Ridge Mountain range broadens toward the south, reaching a maximum width of 70 miles in North Carolina. The highest point in Virginia is found in these mountains. This peak, called Mount Rogers, is found in the southern part of the region in Grayson County. Mount Rogers is 5,729 feet high.Receiving much rain, the region is covered with thick forests. Wood is the area's chief resource. The Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail that begins in the state of Maine and follows the high mountains all the way south to the state of Georgia. Another famous sight in the Blue Ridge Mountain Region is the Natural Bridge. Natural Bridge is a stone bridge that is 90 feet long. Trees grow on top of this huge bridge, and a road crosses over it. A tiny stream flows under the bridge.

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Focus more on just the Georgia Blue Ridge. You have some great informatio and pictures.