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The Tennessee Valley is the drainage basin of the Tennessee River and is largely within the U.S. state of Tennessee. It stretches from southwest Kentucky to northwest Georgia and from northeast Mississippi to the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. The border of the valley is known as the Tennessee Valley Divide. Image File history File links This is a map of the Tennessee River Watershed. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A riverboat passing under the Henley Street Bridge on the Tennessee River. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 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. ... The Tennessee Valley Divide begins at its juncture with the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Bluefield, Virginia (37. ...


Tennessee Valley is also a generally accepted term for North Alabama, anchored by the city of Huntsville. North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ...

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Geography

The Tennessee Valley begins in the upper head water portions of the Holston River, Watauga River, and Doe River in Northeast Tennessee and travels southwest into North Alabama. The roughly 150 mile (240 km) stretch within Tennessee is bound on the east by the Appalachian Mountains (including the Great Smoky Mountains) and on the west by the Cumberland Plateau and Cumberland Mountains. Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Tennessee River cuts though the Cumberland Plateau creating a canyon called the Tennessee River Gorge before it enters northern Alabama. The 100 mile (160 km) Alabama stretch of the valley runs mainly west before turning back north and re-entering Tennessee. In Alabama, the valley is bound on the north by the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau. On the south it is bound by the southern end of the Appalachians. The Holston drainage basin, located within the upper Tennessee drainage basin For other uses of Holston, see Holston (disambiguation). ... The Watauga River rises in Watauga County, North Carolina, a mountainous county in western North Carolina along the Tennessee state line. ... The Doe River forms in Carter County, Tennessee near the North Carolina line just south of Roan Mountain State Park. ... In Tennessee, the name Tri-Cities refers to the region surrounding the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. ... North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Cumberland Mountains is a region in the southeastern section of the Appalachian Mountains. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A riverboat passing under the Henley Street Bridge on the Tennessee River. ... A 26 mile long, steep, canyon, formed by the Tennessee River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...


The valley continues back north into Tennessee, creating the dividing line between Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee, eventually reaching to the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Geologically, the eastern Tennessee Valley consists of many small valleys and ridges within a great valley. The region is termed the Ridge and Valley Province and the great valley is termed the Great Appalachian Valley. 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. ... The Great Valley, also called the Great Appalachian Valley or Great Valley Region, is one of the major landform features of eastern North America. ...


Important cities

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, is nicknamed "The Scenic City" for its vistas of the Tennessee Valley from atop the many mountaintops that surround the city. Chattanooga and its suburbs form the second most populous metropolitan area in the valley. The Battle of Chattanooga was fought on nearby Lookout Mountain.
  • Decatur, Alabama, known as "The River City", dominated the economic landscape of north Alabama until the late 1950s, when the space race catapaulted its neighbor Huntsville (see below) into that position. For most of the 20th century up to that point, Decatur held the top position in terms of economic impact and population. Its mixture of river transport and rail access has made it a busy hub of business, commerce, and manufacturing (chemicals and textiles especially) flowing down the river on the barges and boats of numerous companies and docking at the Port of Decatur.
    • The City of Decatur also claims the nickname "The Heart of the Valley" because of its location near the exact center of the length of the Tennessee River. Also because most north/south shipping traffic is funneled through the town utilizing three river crossings that are main routes for rail and road traffic between Birmingham, and Nashville. The city is also an important river port that uses intramodal facilities to switch shipping methods between trains, trucks, and barges.
  • Scottsboro, Alabama*, "the Friendly City", is located on Highway 72, 40 miles east of Huntsville. It was founded in the mid 1850s and is most famous for the Scottsboro Boys and Unclaimed Baggage Center, as well as "First Monday," an open-air marketplace held in and around downtown on Mondays following the first weekend of a month.

Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates: Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Government  - Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Area  - City 254. ... The Holston drainage basin, located within the upper Tennessee drainage basin For other uses of Holston, see Holston (disambiguation). ... The French Broad River flows from near Rosman in Transylvania County, North Carolina, into Tennessee. ... Oak Ridge is an incorporated city in Anderson and Roane Counties in East Tennessee, about 25 miles northwest of Knoxville. ... Maryville is a city located in Blount County, Tennessee, 20 miles south of Knoxville. ... Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... A combination of federal, state and private funds is providing $300 million for the construction of 13 facilities on ORNLs new main campus. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Battle of Chattanooga may refer to several American Civil War Battles: Battle of Chattanooga I Battle of Chattanooga II Battle of Chattanooga III (1863) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... View from the top of Lookout Mountain, February, 1864, by George N Barnard Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau, is located at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. ... Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee and the historical site of the first independent settlement west of both the Appalachian Mountains and the original thirteen American colonies. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A nuclear power station. ... The Doe River forms in Carter County, Tennessee near the North Carolina line just south of Roan Mountain State Park. ... The Watauga River rises in Watauga County, North Carolina, a mountainous county in western North Carolina along the Tennessee state line. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ... For a list of key events, see Timeline of space exploration. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Category: ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ... The Space Shuttle takes off on a manned mission to space. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Redstone Arsenal is a U.S. Army post and a census-designated place (CDP) located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. ... Cummings Research Park, located primarily in the city of Huntsville, Alabama is the second largest research park in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Aerial view of the test area at Marshall Space Flight Center The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is a lead NASA center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion, external fuel tank, crew training and payloads, International Space Station (ISS) design and construction, for computers, networks, and information management. ... Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. ... The case of the Scottsboro Boys arose in Scottsboro, Alabama during the 1930s, when nine black youths, ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen, were accused of raping two white women, one of whom would later recant. ...

Transportation

Interstates

Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. ... Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... In Tennessee, the name Tri-Cities refers to the region surrounding the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. ... U.S. Route 11 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 23 is a long north-south U.S. highway between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. ... Kingsport is a city located primarily in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States though also located partially in Hawkins County. ... United States Highway 17 (also known as the Ocean Highway) is a north-south United States highway. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 565 (I-565) is a 21 mile (34 km) Interstate spur which connects Interstate 65 (I-65) near Decatur, Alabama with Huntsville, Alabama. ... Alabama State Route 20 (Highway 20) runs from the Tennessee state line (TN 69) northwest of Florence, Alabama, east to I-65 east of Decatur in the northwestern Alabama. ... Alternate US 72 exists in Alabama on the south side of the Tennessee River between Muscle Shoals and Decatur, while US 72 follows on the north side of the river between Florence and Athens. ... The Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area is the most populated Sub-Region of North Alabama, and is the second fastest growing region in the State of Alabama, with 510,088 living within the CSA. The CSA is situated along the Tennessee River, and is made up of two separate Metropolitan... The Decatur Metropolitan Area is a large separate but equal part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metropolitan Area. ... North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Airports

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (IATA: CHA, ICAO: KCHA), also known as Lovell Field, is a public airport operated by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, located in the city of Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has a single concourse. ... FAA Official Diagram Huntsville International Airport (IATA: HSV, ICAO: KHSV), also known as Carl T. Jones Field, is an airport located 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Huntsville, a city in Madison County, Alabama, USA. The airport is a part of the Port of... McGhee Tyson Airport (IATA: TYS, ICAO: KTYS) is an airport located in Alcoa, Tennessee, approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Knoxville. ... Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. ... Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (IATA: MSL, ICAO: KMSL) is a public airport located 1 mile (2 km) east of Muscle Shoals, in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. MSL is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial airline. ... Pryor Field is located next to Calhoun Community College in Decatur, AL. This regional airport serves the western portion of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area, and primarily serves the cities of Decatur and Athens. ... Tri-Cities Regional Airport (IATA: TRI, ICAO: KTRI) is a public airport serving the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee, located between the 3 cities comprising the area: Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport. ...

River Ports

Category: ... The Shoals is a metropolitan area in western Alabama including the cities of Florence, AL, Muscle Shoals, AL, Tuscumbia, AL, and Sheffield, AL. As well as the counties of Lauderdale, and Colbert. ... Paducah is a city in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ...

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Tennessee Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (653 words)
The border of the valley is known as the Tennessee Valley Divide.
Tennessee Valley is also a generally accepted term for North Alabama, anchored by the city of Huntsville.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, is nicknamed "The Scenic City" for its vistas of the Tennessee Valley from atop the many mountaintops that surround the city.
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Tennessee Valley Marble is also one of the few marble fabricators in the country with the capibility to create complex, detailed pieces.
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