Cumberland Valley


Cumberland Valley
Cumberland Valley

The Great Appalachian Valley includes the 7) Cumberland Valley depicted east of the Appalachian escarpment between the 6) Lebanon and 8) Shenandoah Valleys.
Cumberland Valley is located in Pennsylvania
Cumberland Valley
Cumberland Valley
Location Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Washington County, Maryland
Floor elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Long-axis direction northeast-southwest
Long-axis length 73 miles (117 km)
Width 12 miles (19 km)
Geographic boundaries Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians(west/north)
South Mountain (east/south)
Susquehanna River (east)
Potomac River (south)
Coordinates 39°56′N 77°43′W / 39.93°N 77.72°W / 39.93; -77.72Coordinates: 39°56′N 77°43′W / 39.93°N 77.72°W / 39.93; -77.72
Population Centers Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Greencastle Hagerstown, Maryland

The Cumberland Valley is a constituent valley of the Great Appalachian Valley and a North American agricultural[specify] region within the Atlantic Seaboard watershed in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The valley is bound to the west and north by Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians (Bear Pond Mountains/Blue Mountain), to the east and south by South Mountain, to the northeast by the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg and to the south by the Potomac River. The portion of the valley residing in Maryland is sometimes referred to as the Hagerstown Valley.

The Cumberland Valley Railroad, Cumberland Valley School District, and the Cumberland Valley AVA are named for the region. The cities of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania[1] and Hagerstown, Maryland are located in the Cumberland Valley.

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