Our state of GA is C.P.A.R.B.! Lookout Mountain Ellijay, GA Dalton, GA Helen, GA Dahlonega, GA Brasstown Bald Tallulah Gorge Amicalola Falls Piedmont •Gently sloping hills and valleys •Well-drained soil w/ lots of pine trees and hardwoods •Chattahoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee Rivers provide water to lakes for recreation and drinking water •Kaolin – mined near Fall Line, most valuable mineral in GA (paper, paint, kittly liter, soaps, etc.) •Granite and clay products •Moderate agriculture: wheat, soybeans, corn, poultry, and cattle •½ population of state lives here because this is where most jobs are! •Most jobs are business and industry-related; Forestry and mining also present •Major cities: Atlanta, Athens, Marietta, and Millegeville •Attractions: Stone Mtn., Turner Field, GA aquarium •Major universities found here: UGA, GA Tech, GSU, KSU Appalachain Mtns. run through all 3 mountainous regions; Mountian range in Blue Ridge called the Blue Ridge Mtns./ outside of B.R., mountains called Appalachian Mtns. •Flows 436 miles from the Blue Ridge to the Gulf of Mexico. •Southern section forms natural boundary with Alabama. •Runs through and provides water for Atlanta, Columbus, Helen, Buford, etc.. •314 miles long •Starts in SC and flows southeast into the Atlantic Ocean •Site of English colony led by James Oglethorpe •Major trade/travel route in early GA history •Fall Line marks the shoreline of the prehistoric ocean. •Drop in elevation from Piedmont to Coastal Plain creates waterfalls. •Difficult for first settlers to cross but were later used for water power for textile mills. Okefenokee Swamp largest freshwater swamp in N. America Barrier islands - protect mainland from storms and erosion. Excellent tourism spots. Total of 12 islands.