Culturally and physically distinct mountainous region extending from western New York and Pennsylvania to northern Mississippi and Alabama. Definitions of the region vary. Physiographically, the Appalachian mountain system trends northeast-southwest from Maine to northern Alabama. Components include the Blue Ridge in the east; the Great Valley, including the Shenandoah, James, New, and Tennessee valleys; the Ridge and Valley; and to the west the Allegheny/Appalachian/Cumberland Plateau. (See map). Politically, the "Appalachian region" consists of the 406 counties in 13 states under the jurisdiction of the federal government body, the Appalachian Regional Commission, established in 1965 to serve a region that included some of the most impoverished areas of the U.S. West Virginia is the only state that falls entirely within the region.
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Scope includes: Businesses and trade organizations focused on the Appalachian region Economic information about the Appalachian region and economic development organizations (nongovernmental) serving the entire region or a multi-jurisdiction subarea of region (such as Appalachian counties in 3 states) Businesses with multiple locations in the Appalachian counties of several states.
Guides to the Appalachian region and diverse collections of information and links about the region.
Includes health and medical resources specific to the region.
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Photographs, maps, and other images of the Appalachian region.
Websites about the society and culture of the Appalachian mountains region, including sociology, religion, history and genealogy, social services, politics, and related resources and institutions that serve the people of the region.
This category consists primarily of links to other categories about national park units in the region. Please submit sites about specific parks to the proper categories.