Cumberland Mountains


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Cumberland Mountains

A range of the Appalachian Mountains extending about 210 km (130 mi) from the Kentucky-Virginia border to central Tennessee and rising to about 1,200 m (3,900 ft). The Cumberlands sit on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, an upland area comprising the southern section of the Appalachian Plateau.

Cum′berland Moun′tains


n.pl.
a plateau largely in Kentucky and Tennessee, a part of the Appalachian Mountains: highest point, ab. 4000 ft. (1220 m). Also called Cum′berland Plateau′.
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Noun1.Cumberland Mountains - the southwestern part of the AppalachiansCumberland Mountains - the southwestern part of the Appalachians
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
Cumberland Gap - a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west
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Powel's and Walden's, and were approaching Cumberland mountain when this adverse fortune overtook us.
It all starts when Hannah's father decides to join the Yankees to fight, leaving behind his struggling family to fend for themselves on their little farm in the Cumberland mountains.
One thing that's clear is the bird's preference for mature deciduous forests throughout the Appalachians, from southeast Pennsylvania to West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and Tennessee's Cumberland Mountains.
Highway 58 that crosses through Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain country as it connects the Virginia Piedmont with the Cumberland Mountains.
In the Cumberland Mountains the first mushrooms appear in April when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel's ear.
The common raven occurred throughout Kentucky during early European settlement, but it was most notably abundant in the mixed-mesophytic forests of the southeastern Cumberland Mountains and Cliff Section of the Cumberland Plateau (Mengel 1965; Palmer-Ball 1996).
While administration policy has been especially kind to the coal industry, Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) is fighting back.
Barbourville, located in the Cumberland Mountains and far from any large city, invested nearly $2 million in a fiber optic network to allow residents and businesses direct access to the Internet.
Save Our Cumberland Mountains, a thirty-year-old citizen's group, has submitted a petition to the Department of Interior, asking that the 66,000 acres in the park's watershed be declared "unsuitable for mining.
At the time, the murder trial of this young woman from the small town of Pound, in the Cumberland mountains of south-west Virginia, captured the attention of millions of Americans.
Located in the mineral-rich foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, much of the land that now comprises the Daniel Boone has been mined for coal over the last 100 years.

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