Allegheny Mountains

Virginia to Pennsylvania

Historical Significance: Pre-contact Native Americans, Native Americans in the 17th century, White trading posts and other settlements, First surveys, First roads, First railroad and canal, Civil War, The coal and timber industries, The 20th century, The 21st century.

Land Composition: anthracite coal, bituminous coal, sedimentary rocks, volcanic rocks.


Appalachian orogeny (formed)

260 million years ago

Goes through VA, WV, and PA

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