Virginia Geographical Features

Created By: Claudia Maze

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay is approximately 200 miles long and 30 miles wide. It is also 21 feet deep! There are more than 150 major rivers in Chesapeake Bay! The 150 major rivers go into six different states! Those six states are New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia!
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Monticello (Mon-ti-che-llo) was created between 1769 and 1809. It was built by Thomas Jefferson to be his home, farm, and plantation. Thomas Jefferson built Monticello at age 26 after inheriting land from his father. The plantation was originally 5,000 acres. Monticello sits on top of a hill in Albemarle County, Virginia, not far from the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson its creator and most noticeable resident. He spent more than four decades designing Monticello.
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Tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello


The name Piedmont is a french word that translates to "pied" meaning foot and "mont" meaning hill. The Piedmont's features includes rolling hills, rivers and streams that break into waterfalls at the "Fall Line". The "Fall Line" is a narrow zone where streams and rivers come together to form falls and rapids.
Water Features Virginia

The Piedmont In Virginia

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The Fall Line

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