The Piedmont Region
Piedmont is an Italian word that means "foot of the mountain." The Piedmont Region of Virginia is located to the east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and west of the Fall Line. The Fall Line is the natural border that lies between the Piedmont Region and the Coastal Plain/Tidewater Region.
The Piedmont Region is a low plateau with rolling plains and many rivers and streams. Much of the land of the Piedmont is full of rolling hills and valleys. The land also includes grassy meadows, farmlands, and forests.
At the Fall Line, the four major rivers become shallow, rough, and rocky. Several waterfalls and rapids have formed along the natural border.
Products & Industries
During the time of the early settlers, the Piedmont Region, the rivers were used to transport many products. . These products include textiles (clothing), tobacco products, cotton, corn, and information technology.
Some industries in the Piedmont Region include federal & state government, the horse industry, and farming. The history of the Piedmont plays a large roll in the federal and state government industry. The geography of the region explains why farming and the horse industry are large industries.
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Smith, Karla. All Around Virginia Regions and Resources. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003. Print.