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.
A new species of millipede has been discovered on the forest floor of Cumberland Mountains, and it is noteworthy for two completely different reasons.
The purchase opened a vast territory (composed of all the land between the Cumberland River, the Cumberland Mountains and the Kentucky River, situated south of the Ohio River) to an adventurous group that included the legendary Daniel Boone.
Norris Dam State Park is located near the merging of the RV and the Cumberland Mountains.
In 2002,I got a call from a minister in McRoberts, which is a small coal town located in the Cumberland mountains in eastern Kentucky.
The group is joining with the United Mountain Defense, the Save our Cumberland Mountains group, Southern Energy Network and the Sierra Student Coalition to help the fight.
More unexpected was that coal mining in the Cumberland Mountains had created an abundance of suitable breeding habitat for the bird.
Larry Bush of Save Our Cumberland Mountains was also a coal miner in southwestern Virginia.
Our valley is enclosed by the Cumberland Mountains to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to the east.
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.

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