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Great Valley District


Appalchian Highlands Major Division

Ridge and Valley Province

Southern Valley and Ridge Section

The Great Valley District

The Great Valley District is typically broad and open with a few scattered ridges and hills. Elevations throughout the area range from 700-800 feet above sea level with relief of 50 to 100 feet. The floor of the valley is underlain by shales, dolomites and limestones of Cambrian and Ordovician age. The eastern boundary of the Great Valley follows the escarpment of the Great Smoky-Cartersville Fault.

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