The Land of Falling Water May 17th 2011 Western North Carolina has some of the steepest mountain valleys in the eastern US.
The central part is a high mountain covered plateau.
This area also gets quite a bit of rain.
These factors combine to give this part of the state the highest density of waterfalls over a large area in the US.
There are areas with a high number in a small region ( ... read more
North America » United States » North Carolina » Highlands Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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