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.
- 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.