The southeast region of the United States is unique, among other areas, in its history, being home to some of the nation's oldest communities; and in its geography, featuring the continent's longest river and largest subtropical wilderness area. Twelve states make up the region, and each one contributes to the region's distinctive nature.Continue Reading
Some definitions of the southeast region include only seven states: Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. However, others include Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. The following facts include those from all 12 states in the region.
Known as the South, the southern region of the United States contains 17 states, enjoys a warm climate and produces several indigenous crops. Indian, African-American, French, Spanish and Mexican influences contribute to the southern region's food.Full Answer >
The Blue Ridge Mountains region covers the southeast portion of the United States. This range is considered the highest in the Appalachian Highlands, and it overlooks the eastern front of the Appalachian Mountains.Full Answer >
The Piedmont is a plateau area located in the eastern region of the United States. It is situated between New Jersey in the north and Alabama in the south and rises from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.Full Answer >
In addition to its distinction of being the only region in the United States to achieve statehood by presidential proclamation, West Virginia can boast of several other unique facts. The average elevation of the state nicknamed "the Mountain State" is 1,500 feet, which makes West Virginia the state with the highest average elevation east of the Mississippi River. The Western Hemisphere's longest steel arch bridge, the New River Gorge Bridge, which spans 1,700 feet, can be found in West Virginia.Full Answer >