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Regions of Georgia Part 2 SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia in regards to physical features and location. b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia: include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of Appalachian Mountains Tourism important Appalachian Trial starts here and ends in Maine Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s highest peak Receives most rainfall and many rivers begin here (provides water for the entire state). More than eighty inches of rain annually on average.
Blue Ridge The Blue Ridge occupies all or portions of eleven counties in Georgia. The Blue Ridge also has impressive gorges and canyons, the most notable of which is Tallulah Gorge. Recreation includes whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and panning for gold.
Blue Ridge Mountains The Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto was the first European to travel into the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bluegrass music has long been part of the culture of this region. Dahlonega Gold Rush 1828 contributed to the Trail of Tears (forcing the Cherokee westward). Helen, GA also had Gold discovered. After the gold was gone, people turned to timber. They demolished the whole region. Helen, later was transformed into German architectural tourist attraction.
Blue Ridge Mountains Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The Cherokee farmed the valleys and hunted in the mountains, and called it "The Enchanted Land." Blood Mountain (Creeks and Cherokees) After Trail of Tears, Settled mostly by poor Scottish and Irish immigrants, Southern Appalachia developed its own language, customs and music that differed from the culture developed in the United States as a whole.