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A fall line (or fall zone) is the geomorphologic break that demarcates the border between an upland region of relatively hard crystalline basement rock and a coastal plain of softer sedimentary rock. [1]

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Adam Clayton Powell Sr.

Adam Clayton Powell (May 5, 1865 – June 12, 1953) was an American pastor who developed the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York as the largest Protestant congregation in the country, with 10,000 members.

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Alabama darter

The Alabama darter (Etheostoma ramseyi) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States, where it occurs mostly below the fall line of the Alabama River drainage.

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Anacostia Tributary Trail System

The Anacostia Tributary Trail System (ATTS) is a unified and signed system of stream valley trails joining the Northwest Branch, Northeast Branch, Indian Creek and Paint Branch stream valley parks, set aside and maintained by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. ATTS is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000 mile long system of trails connecting Maine to Florida.

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Atlantic Seaboard fall line

The Atlantic Seaboard Fall Line, or Fall Zone, is a escarpment where the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain meet in the eastern United States.

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Augusta Canal

The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States.

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Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, officially Augusta–Richmond County, is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Beaded darter

The beaded darter (Etheostoma clinton) is found in the upper Caddo and upper Ouachita Rivers upstream of the fall line in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.

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Bellona Arsenal

Bellona Arsenal was a 19th-century United States Army post in Chesterfield County, Virginia, above the fall line of the James River east of Richmond, Virginia.

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Black Eagle Dam

Black Eagle Dam is a hydroelectric gravity weir dam located on the Missouri River in the city of Great Falls, Montana.

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Black Warrior River

The Black Warrior River is a waterway in west-central Alabama in the southeastern United States.

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Black-knobbed map turtle

The black-knobbed map turtle (Graptemys nigrinoda), formerly known as the black-knobbed sawback, is a small to medium-sized aquatic turtle with light gray skin.

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Chesterfield County, Virginia

Chesterfield County is a county located just south of Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Clyde Farm Site

The Clyde Farm Site (7NC-E-6) is a prehistoric archaeological site in rural New Castle County, Delaware.

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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016.

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Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District

The Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District encompasses one of the most significant assemblages of 19th-century waterpowered mill technology in the American South.

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Columbus, Georgia

Columbus is a consolidated city-county in the west central U.S. state of Georgia.

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Congaree River

The Congaree River is a short but wide river in South Carolina in the United States; It flows for only 47 miles (78 km).

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Devil's Path (hiking trail)

The Devil's Path is a hiking trail in the Greene County section of the Catskill Mountains of New York, sometimes described as one of the more challenging trails in the New York Tri-state area.

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Direttissima (climbing)

A direttissima (Italian for "shortest link") is a climbing term meaning a direct climb to the summit of a mountain up the fall line from the valley base to the top.

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The Dreitannenriegel is a mountain,, in the Bavarian Forest.

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Drewry's Bluff

Drewry's Bluff is located in northeastern Chesterfield County, Virginia in the United States.

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East Falls, Philadelphia

East Falls (a.k.a. The Falls) is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on the east or left bank side of the now submerged Schuylkill River cataracts, the 'Falls of the Schuylkill' that became submerged as the Schuylkill Canal and Fairmount Water Works projects were completed in 1822.

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Echo Bridge

Echo Bridge is a historic masonry bridge spanning the Charles River between Needham to Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, and Ellis Street in Newton.

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An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as an effect of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively leveled areas having differing elevations.

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Falling Creek Ironworks

Falling Creek Ironworks was the first iron production facility in North America.

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Flint River (Georgia)

The Flint River is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Four Mile Run

Four Mile Run is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Frederick, Maryland

Frederick is a city in, and the county seat of, Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Geography of North Carolina

The geography of North Carolina falls naturally into three divisions —the Appalachian Mountains formed mostly by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the Middle or Piedmont Plateau, and the Eastern or Tidewater section, also known as the Coastal Plain.

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Geology of Washington, D.C.

The Geology of Washington, D.C., is broadly divisible into two regions.

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George C. Gregory

George Craghead Gregory (July 17, 1878 – August 25, 1956) was an American attorney, businessman, historian, and author.

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Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)

Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

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Glossary of geography terms

This glossary of geography terms is a list of definitions of words and phrases used in geography and related fields, which describe and identify natural phenomena, geographical locations, spatial dimension and natural resources.

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Great Falls (Missouri River)

The Great Falls of the Missouri River are a series of waterfalls on the upper Missouri River in north-central Montana in the United States. From upstream to downstream, the five falls, which are located along a segment of the river,Cutright, Paul Russell, and Johnsgard, Paul A. Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists. 2d ed. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. are.

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Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls is a town in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States.

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Head of navigation

Head of navigation is the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships.

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History of Virginia

The History of Virginia begins with documentation by the first Spanish explorers to reach the area in the 1500s, when it was occupied chiefly by Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Siouan peoples.

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History of Washington, D.C.

The history of Washington, D.C. is tied to its role as the capital of the United States.

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Index of geology articles

This is a list of all articles related to geology that cannot be readily placed on the following subtopic pages.

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James River

The James River is a river in the U.S. state of Virginia.

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Kingsmill is a name which has been in use in James City County, Virginia since the 17th century.

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Macon, Georgia

Macon, officially Macon–Bibb County, is a consolidated city-county located in the state of Georgia, United States.

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Manchester, Richmond, Virginia

Manchester, Virginia is a former independent city in Virginia in the United States.

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The Massachusett are a Native American people who historically lived in areas surrounding Massachusetts Bay, as well as northeast and southern Massachusetts in what is now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including present-day Greater Boston.

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Massachusett language

The Massachusett language is an Algonquian language of the Algic language family, formerly spoken by several peoples of eastern coastal and south-eastern Massachusetts and currently, in its revived form, in four communities of Wampanoag people.

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Moundville Archaeological Site

Moundville Archaeological Site, also known as the Moundville Archaeological Park, is a Mississippian culture site on the Black Warrior River in Hale County, near the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Neuse River

The Neuse River is a river rising in the Piedmont of North Carolina and emptying into Pamlico Sound below New Bern.

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New England

New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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Norfolk and Western Railway

The Norfolk and Western Railway was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982.

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Old Furnace State Park

Old Furnace State Park is a public recreation area adjacent to Ross Pond State Park in the town of Killingly, Connecticut.

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Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

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Piedmont (United States)

The Piedmont is a plateau region located in the eastern United States.

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Potomac Company

The Potomac Company (spelled variously as Patowmack, Potowmack, Potowmac, and Compony) was created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and improve its navigability for commerce.

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Rappahannock River

The Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia, in the United States, approximately in length.

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Samuel Dixon (West Virginia)

Samuel Dixon (November 14, 1856 - July 6, 1934) was an industrialist and politician in West Virginia.

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Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad

The Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad was organized in 1833 (as the Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad) to extend from the area of the rapids of the Roanoke River at its fall line near Weldon, North Carolina to Portsmouth, Virginia, across the Elizabeth River from Norfolk on the harbor of Hampton Roads.

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Spring line settlement

Spring line settlements occur where a ridge of permeable rock lies over impermeable rock and there will be a line of springs along the boundary between the two layers.

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St. Stephens, Alabama


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Tarboro, North Carolina

Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States.

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Terrain or relief (also topographical relief) involves the vertical and horizontal dimensions of land surface.

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Three Notch'd Road

Three Notch'd Road (also called Three Chopt Road) was a colonial-era major east-west route across central Virginia.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States).

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U.S. Route 60 in Virginia

U.S. Route 60 in Virginia runs west to east through the central part of the state, generally close to and paralleling the Interstate 64 corridor, except for the crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and in the South Hampton Roads area.

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Warrior darter

The warrior darter (Etheostoma bellator) is a species of darter endemic to the eastern United States, where it occurs in the Black Warrior River system above the fall line in Mulberry Fork, Locust Fork, and Valley creek, Alabama.

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Warwick Road (Chesterfield County)

*This article is about Warwick Road in the Richmond area.

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Weeden Island culture

The Weeden Island Cultures are a group of related archaeological cultures that existed during the Late Woodland period of the North American Southeast.

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Westham Bridge

Westham Bridge crossed the James River between Henrico County and Chesterfield County.

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Wetumpka, Alabama

Wetumpka is a city in and the county seat of Elmore County, Alabama, United States.

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Wolstenholme Towne

Wolstenholme Towne was an English settlement in the Colony of Virginia, located 7 miles east of the colonial capital, Jamestown.

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