Precious Piedmont

Physical Features

  The Piedmont extends west to east across Georgia, from the edge of the Coastal Plain in the south to the Blue Ridge chain of the Appalachian Mountains in the north.

  The Fall Line (most distinctive feature). The Fall line consists of rivers with waterfalls or rapids. The most important fall line cities are Augusta, Macon, and Columbus.

  The Piedmont is made up of low hills and narrow valleys, underlain by igneous and metamorphic rocks.

  The region was the site of a gold rush in the 1820s and 1830s

Economic Activity

  The economy of the Piedmont Region is strong. It has an abundance of business and industry. Our state capital is located in this region. Which is the home of many business and corporations. Including the world's second busiest airport in the world, coca-cola headquarters and CNN headquarters. The region is also known for its production of wheat, soybeans, corn, and poultry. It was also known as the cotton belt of the antebellum days (the period before the civil war)


The two rivers in the piedmont are the Chattahoochee and the Flint River. The Flint River is known for its stones found along its shores. The river gives farmers water for their crops. The Flint feeds into the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee River has always been a working river. The Cherokees and Creeks used this river for drinking water, food, and transportation. Now, the river is used more as a source of drinking water and recreation.

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