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 (ăp′ə-lā′chə, -shə, -lăch′ə)
A region of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. It is home to many rural communities.


(Placename) a highland region of the eastern US, containing the Appalachian Mountains, extending from Pennsylvania to Alabama


(ˌæp əˈleɪ tʃi ə, -tʃə, -ˈlætʃ i ə, -ˈlætʃ ə)

a region in the E United States, in the area of the S Appalachian Mountains, usu. including NE Alabama, NW Georgia, NW South Carolina, E Tennessee, W Virginia, E Kentucky, West Virginia, and SW Pennsylvania.
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Noun1.Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
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He has lived and ministered in Appalachia for more than three decades and currently serves as the director of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia, which fights for justice in Appalachia through education, networking, advocacy, publications, and public events.
My experiences with schools also indicate that living in Appalachia does not mean the region's literature is readily available in local classrooms.
It is easy to get lost in Charles Wright's Appalachia.
People on the West Coast and in Minnesota and Colorado are the most active in their spare time, with least active residents living in Appalachia and the South, according to recent federal estimates.
Patriot Coal Corporation has entered into a joint venture agreement to develop certain metallurgical coal reserves in Central Appalachia.
Author Larry Thacker (director of student success and retention at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee) presents Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia, a collection of untold and overlooked stories of the paranormal in Appalachia--the tales and legends disdained by mainstream scholarly thought.
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne planted one of the disease-resistant trees in Washington, DC, this past summer to symbolize an effort to restore the fabled tree to Appalachia.
Representations of Appalachia make it difficult to imagine Appalachia as anything other than a culturally and ethnically homogeneous place where, it has often been claimed, time stood still.
He considers, in particular, the parts of Appalachia that lie in the Federal Reserve's Fourth District (which is where the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is located).
A look at some trends in poverty and educational attainment in Appalachia over the past two decades confirms that the two are strongly related.
The Appalachia Chapter of SCNA includes the geographic area of Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Oconee counties.
Extensively researched, illustrated with a handful of black-and-white photographs, and enhanced with numerous suggestions for further reading A Handbook To Appalachia is enthusiastically recommended for any scholar or lay person seeking a relatively brief yet comprehensive survey of the region, whether for collegiate interdisciplinary studies or simple curiosity.