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Is Lynchburg VA and Piedmont VA part of Appalachia Region?

I'm trying to determine which parts of which states qualify as being part of the Appalachia Region.

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  • 8 years ago
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    No. The Appalachian Regional Commission is the agency that defines Appalachia politically and neither of those areas are included.

    Here are the Virginia counties in the Appalachia Region:

    Alleghany, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

    As you will see, none of the counties and cities of the Lynchburg metro area are shown... Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, City of Bedford, and the City of Lynchburg..

    The Piedmont region of Virginia encompasses the counties of Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince William, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Albemarle, Fluvanna and Pittsylvania. None of those counties are listed in ARC either.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes they both are, as part of the Piedmont Region of the Appalachian Region.

  • 8 years ago

    No, those two areas are in Central Virgina. Appalachia is farther west and south.

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