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Cherokee Upland District

Appalachian Highlands Major Division

Piedmont Province

Southern Piedmont Section

Upland Georgia Subsection

Cherokee Upland District

The northern portion of the Cherokee Upland District is a rough, hilly surface with elevations ranging from 1300-1500 feet. Except for a few isolated mountains, elevations gradually decrease to 1000 feet in the southern part. The westward-flowing streams in the northern area occupy deep, narrow valleys 300-600 feet below the surrounding surface, while the southwestward flowing streams in the southern portion have wider, more open valleys 200-300 feet below the adjacent ridges. The eastern and southern boundaries are formed by the low, linear, parallel ridges of the Hightower-Jasper Ridges District.

Source: William Z. Clark, Jr. and Arnold C. Zisa, Physiographic Map of Georgia (Atlanta: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1976).