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Greenville Slope District


Appalachian Highlands Major Division

Piedmont Province

Southern Piedmont Section

Midland Georgia Subsection

Greenville Slope District

The Greenville Slope District is characterized by rolling topography that decreases gradually in elevation from 1000 feet in the northeast to 600 feet in the southwest. All streams in this district eventually drain to the Gulf of Mexico. However, those flowing to the southwest occupy shallow, open valleys with broad, rounded divides while those flowing to the southeast occupy narrower, deeper valleys with narrow, rounded divides. Relief varies from 150-200 feet in the east to 100-150 feet in the west. The southern boundary follows the base of the northern side of Pine Mountain, which rises abruptly 250-400 feet above the adjacent surface.

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