A Brief History of Appalachia

We’ve talked about the Great Smoky Mountains and the Valley River RV Resort. When you visit us, the mountains are what you notice the most.

The landscape is dominated by the beautiful sight of mountain vistas spread out around you when you’re staying here at. Last time we discussed some of the wildlife you can find in the area, but we’ve never really talked about the mountains as a region.


The Appalachian Mountain range runs from Canada down to central Alabama. The highest point is here in North Carolina at Mount Mitchell and is also the highest point in the U.S. east of the Mississippi. The name itself comes from the name that the first Spanish explorers gave to the Native American tribes that lived in the region, near Tallahassee specifically.

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However, it wasn’t the most popular name for the mountains at all, they were more popularly known as the Allegheny mountains until the late 19th century.


The entire range was created through continental plate collisions millions of years ago. The range is divided into three major regions; North, Central, and South. The part we’re in is the Southern portion. If you’re so inclined, you could walk the length of the mountains from the south all the way up to the north.

The Appalachian Trail is 2,175-mile lone hiking trail. It goes from Spring Mountain in Georgia and goes up to Mount Katahdin in Main. You can continue up even further if you go along the International Appalachian Trail, which takes you up into New Brunswick and Quebec.

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