The Tennessee River Valley is one of the long valleys of the Great Appalachian Valley, a series of long narrow ridges paralleled by long deep valleys. The watershed of the valley forms a large “U” beginning in the southwest corner of Virginia running through the mountainous areas of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Northern Georgia, then into the rolling hills and bottomlands of northern Alabama and Mississippi before turning back north through the marshes and wetlands of middle-west Tennessee and ending in western Kentucky. The Valley is divided in regions by topography with the mountains in the east and the plains of the west. This divide is bounded by the Cumberland Plateau at its center. With an area that covers 41,028 square miles, the Tennessee River Valley is home to vibrant river cites, lakes, waterfalls, vineyards, large tracts of recreational lands, and small rural communities that celebrate their cultural roots
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