Definition of Cumberland plateau
1. Noun. The southwestern part of the Appalachians.
Group relationships: Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians
Terms within: Cumberland Gap
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
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Literary usage of Cumberland plateau
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1. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"cumberland plateau.—The rocks that form the cumberland plateau lie in general nearly horizontal, but over broad areas the apparently horizontal rocks ..."
2. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"One of the most important departures from the plateau topography is known as the Sequatchie Valley, which separates Walden Plateau from cumberland plateau. ..."
3. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1894)
"The cumberland plateau and other Coal Fields.—In the strips separating tbe valleys above named and in the great region lying to the westward and ..."
4. Notable Men of Tennessee: From 1833 to 1875, Their Times and Their by Oliver Perry Temple, Mary Boyce Temple (1912)
"Family Among Settlers of Jamestown—Taught by Parents—Leader in Cumberland Plateau—Defeated Twice for Legislature—Activity iu Behalf of Union—Raised a ..."
5. Report on the Geology of the Coastal Plain of Alabama by Geological Survey of Alabama, Eugene Allen Smith, Daniel W. Langdon, jr, Truman Heminway Aldrich, K. M. Cunningham (1894)
"The cumberland plateau and oilier Coal Fields.—1ri the strips separating the valleys above named arid in the great region lying to the westward and ..."
6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"The cumberland plateau forms the western highland of the Great Valley in Eastern ... About 10000 square miles of the cumberland plateau fall within the ..."
7. A Preliminary Report on the Mineral Resources of Georgia. By S. W. McCallie by Samuel Washington McCallie (1910)
"The Appalachian Valley may be defined as a low land, lying between the Appalachian Mountains and the cumberland plateau. This physiographic subdivision ..."