Geographical Environment of Southwest Virginia

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East of the Blue Ridge, we tend to define our place by highways or political boundaries...It's different in the Blue Ridge, on the Allegheny Plateau, and in the valleys and ridges between them. It's far easier to find people there who define their location by reference to a ridge or valley - particularly the Shenandoah and Roanoke valleys. On a small scale, in the rural countryside of the Blue Ridge people commonly know their neighbors as fellow residents of Madison Run or Possum Hollow. Where the roads from the flatlands split off from another and climb into the valleys before they dead end at the Blue Ridge, people are still conscious of their watershed. From Virginia Places

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Articles about places in Southwest Virginia
Gaps and Valleys, Rivers and Mountains of Southwest Virginia
Counties of Southwest Virginia
Places Names of Southwest Virginia
Southwest Virginia Project: Boundaries
Geography of Southwest Virginia Links
Southwest Virginia County Resource Sites
The Lay of the Land
Creeks and Streams of Southwest Virginia
Origins:Where they came from
Early Settlers of Old Augusta
Destinations: Where they went
Cumberland Settlement
Wautauga Settlement
Kentucky Settlements
Little River Settlements


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