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Counties comprising The Cumberland Valley Region

The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Ridge and Valley Province of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. The valley lies almost entirely within Cumberland and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland. It is bound to the northeast by the Susquehanna River, and its southern terminus is the Potomac River. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Physical map of the Earth (Medium) (Large 2 MB) Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth. ... South Mountain is a long mountain ridge in Maryland and Pennsylvania which comprises a northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Susquehanna River (originally Sasquesahanough per the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...

The Cumberland Valley is part of the much longer Great Valley, a natural lowland route running northeast-southwest and lying just inland from the Blue Ridge Mountains and South Mountain. The Great Valley, including the Cumberland Valley, has historically been admired for its fertile agricultural land. Beyond the southern end of the Cumberland Valley, the Great Valley is known locally as the Shenandoah Valley. The Cumberland Valley Railroad and Cumberland Valley School District are also both named for the region. The valley lies within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Great Valley, also called the Great Appalachian Valley or Great Valley Region, is one of the major landform features of eastern North America. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Offices and station in Chambersburg, 1916 postcard The Cumberland Valley Railroad (AAR reporting marks CVRR) was an early railroad in Pennsylvania, originally charted in 1831 to connect with Pennsylvania’s Main Line of Public Works. ... Cumberland Valley School District is located in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and encompasses the townships of Hampden, Monroe, Middlesex, and Silver Spring. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ...

The southern part of Cumberland Valley is sometimes called Hagerstown Valley, distinguished by the Susquehanna and Potomac water divide or by the state line. Hagerstown Valley is located in Maryland in the United States. ... Main European water divides (red lines) separating catchments (gray regions). ... Stateline is used in many ways including: A general term to describe the border between any two states Belleville, Stateline and Southern Railroad Stateline, Kansas Stateline, Nevada Stateline Wind Project Stateline (TV series) Australian Broadcasting Corporation Stateline (TV series-OETA) Oklahoma Educational Television Authority Stateline (TV series-SCETV) South Carolina...

Because it used to be almost all farmland, Cumberland Valley is lovingly called "Cow Valley" by its inhabitants.

Principal cities in the Cumberland Valley

Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... Camp Hill is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Cumberland Founded 1751 Government  - Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Area  - Borough  5. ... Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, eight miles (13 km) west of Harrisburg. ... Settled in 1749, Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Washington Incorporated 1813 Government  - Mayor Robert Bob E. Bruchey II Area  - City 27. ...

See also

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Cumberland Valley Railroad Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania Harrisburg Pennsylvania Railroads, PRR Pennsylvania Railroad ... (1147 words)
The Cumberland Valley never "sold out" to the PRR, Philadelphians were major investors in the road from day one (much more than Harrisburg) and the PRR people gradually increased their interest by buying up stock for sale.
The Cumberland Valley was also a planned route to the Cumberland Coal Fields, the PRR planned to buy and fill over the C&O Canal, making it an extention of the CVRR to Cumberland Maryland.
The Cumberland Valley Railroad was a part of Thomas Scott's Great Southern Route dream, for a time it was a link in a varnish passenger route from the South.
New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Stewart, Houston County, Tennessee (888 words)
Charlotte Presbytery was the first Cumberland Presbyterian preaching at this place at one of his appointments on the spring of 1874.
The New Hope (Center Valley) Cumberland Presbyterian church came under the care of Charlotte Presbytery when it was organized in 1851.
Cumberland Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church Book I. Minutes of the Tennessee Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church October 17-20, 1899, pp.
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