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Encyclopedia > Sandhills (Carolina)
A hiking trail snakes through Weymouth Woods in the sandhills region of North Carolina.

The Sandhills is a dick suckind crapy placeof the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a strip of ancient beach dunes which generally divides the Piedmont from the coastal plain, and is the evidence of a former coastline when the ocean level was higher, or the land lower. The beach deposits were formed principally during the Miocene Epoch, circa 20 million years before the present. Typical beach fossils are found along the front edges. The coastal plain is terraced from other ocean levels, but none appear to have been so long-lasting, so as to build up dunes of this size. Download high resolution version (600x800, 195 KB)Weymouth Woods in the sandhills region of North Carolina © 2005 Wyatt Greene File links The following pages link to this file: Sandhills Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 195 KB)Weymouth Woods in the sandhills region of North Carolina © 2005 Wyatt Greene File links The following pages link to this file: Sandhills Categories: GFDL images ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... A diagram showing the formation of a dune with a slipface. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ...

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Hydrology

The Sandhills are an important recharge area for coastal aquifers in the Carolinas. It takes several hundred years for water to move underground from the Sandhills to the South Carolina coast. Recharge is the process where water moves downward from surface water to groundwater. ... An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...


Vegetation

Because they are predominantly porous, sandy soils, the area tends to be droughty and irrigation is required for agriculture. Some areas are noted for peach production, primarily because peaches need a well drained soil. Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


Prior to agricultural use, most of the Sandhills were forested with longleaf pine, loblolly pine, turkey oak, and blackjack oak. In areas of extreme drainage, the forests are visibly scrubby. Oaks increase under conditions of fire exclusion, whereas longleaf pine will dominate under a regime of frequent fires. Understory vegetation is of plants that are well adapted to droughty conditions, as well as the frequent lightning-induced fires typical of the region. Wiregrass (Aristida sp.) is frequently extensive in the understory. Carnivorous plants, especially pitcher plants, often occur in the herb layer. ... Binomial name Pinus taeda L. The Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) is one of the pines native to the southeastern United States. ... Binomial name Quercus laevis The American Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis) is a member of the red oak group of oaks. ... Binomial name Quercus marilandica Muenchh. ... Sarracenia range (all species) Species See text. ...


Wildlife

Notable vertebrate species of the Carolina Sandhills include Gopher Tortoise, Florida Pine snake, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman's Sparrow, and Pine Barrens Tree Frog. Many Sandhills species are of threatened or endangered. Binomial name Gopherus polyphemus Daudin, 1802 The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), sometimes called the Florida gopher tortoise is a species tortoise native to the coastal plains of the United States. ... Binomial name Picoides borealis Vieillot 1809 About the size of the Northern Cardinal, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is approximately 20-22 cm long, with a wingspan of about 35 cm. ... Binomial name (Lichtenstein, 1823) Bachmans Sparrow, Aimophila aestivalis, is a small sparrow. ... Binomial name Hyla andersonii Baird, 1854 Hyla andersonii (Common name Pine Barrens tree frog) is a species of New World tree frog. ... The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ...


Socioeconomic region in North Carolina

The Sandhills region of North Carolina, in socioeconomic terms, most notably refers to the area in and surrounding the municipalities of Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and Aberdeen (i.e. Moore County). The area is famous for its golf courses and history in the sport of golf. The city of Fayetteville is sometimes considered part of the Sandhills, but it is isolated from the heart of the region by Fort Bragg Military Reservation. Southern Pines is a town located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... Pinehurst is a village in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. ... Aberdeen is a town located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... This article is about the sport. ... Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Fort Bragg is a major United States Army fort, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA, near Fayetteville. ...


References and external links

  • Aspects of NC Climate--Carolina Sandhills--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge (Brochure)--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge--fire management--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge--flora and fauna--accessed 19 March 2007
  • South Carolina Naturally--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Sandhills--Nature Conservancy--accessed 19 March 2007
  • Sandhills Fact Sheet--Savannah River Ecology Laboratory--accessed 19 March 2007
  • South Carolina Department of Environmental Resources--Sandhills Ecoregion Terrestrial Habitat--accessed 19 March 2007

 
 

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