US States/Virginia/Geography/Water Features

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Introduction[edit]

Hello, and welcome! Here you will learn about special water features around Virginia.

Dismal Swamp[edit]
  • Located in the southeastern corner of the Costal Plains/Tidewater Region.
  • Wide variety of wildlife: Mammals, reptiles and different species of birds
  • It was explored and surveyed by 1st American President George Washington.
Largest Peninsula in Virginia[edit]

The Eastern Shore is a peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is part of the Costal Plain/Tidewater Region.

Major Rivers of Virginia[edit]

Each river was a source of food and provided a pathway for exploration and the settlement of Virginia. Many early Virginia cities developed along the Fall Line, the natural border between the Costal Plain/Tidewater and Piedmont regions where the land rises sharply and where rockes and waterfalls prevent further travel on the river.

Potomac River[edit]
  • Flows downhill into the Chesapeake Bay
  • Alexandria is located along the Potomac River
Rappahannock River[edit]
  • Flows downhill into the Chesapeake Bay
  • Fredericksburg is located along the Potomac River.
James River[edit]
  • Flows downhill into the Chesapeake Bay
  • Richmond and Jamestown are the largest rivers in along the river
York River[edit]
  • Flows downhill into the Chesapeake Bay
  • Yorktown is located along the York River