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Appalachian Mountains | Georgia's Physical Features

The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in North America.

If you visit the Appalachian Mountains, you can see that the rock layers are bent and

swirled because when those rock layers touch and started to move, all of the different

layers that made up those rocks shifted and bent and folded.

They were the tallest mountain range, even taller than the Rockies.

They're a lot older than the Rockies, and they've been eroding for millions of years,

so they are a lot shorter than the Rocky Mountains now.

The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain range.

They're a part of the Appalachians that extend into Georgia, and they're in the far northeast

corner of Georgia.