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Location Terms and Bordering States

TermDefinition
Relative Location shows connection between two places using words such as next to, near, along, north of, across from, and bordering
boundary lines that mark the limits of an area; lines that tell where places start and stop
border an edge or boundary line - mapmakers sometimes draw imaginary lines to separate two places and other times are created using real physical features like bays, shorelines, rivers, and mountain ridges.
Cardinal Directions directions on a compass - North, East, South, West
Ordinal Directions Combining directions on a compass - Northeast, Southwest
Atlantic Ocean ocean bordering Virginia to the east that provided transportation link from Europe and Africa to North America
Chesapeake Bay provides a safe harbor and a source of food for travelers
peninsula body of land surrounded by water on 3 sides
island body of land surrounded by water on all sides
Dismal Swamp located in the Coastal Plain, this is a safe (and smelly) place for wildlife
Lake Drummond a shallow, natural lake located in the middle of the Dismal Swamp that was surveyed by George Washington
Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James name the four major rivers in Virginia that all flow into the Chesapeake Bay
Coastal Plain -flat land -location near the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay -East of the Fall Line
Piedmont -rolling hills -name is French for "at the foot of the mountains" -West of the Fall Line
Blue Ridge Mountains -old, rounded mountains -source (or start) of many rivers
Valley and Ridge -located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains -Rich farmlands in valleys and forests on ridges -Includes the Great Valley of Virginia and the Roanoke Valley
Appalachian Plateau -located in Southwest Virginia -only a small part of the plateau is located in Virginia
plateau area of elevated land that is flat on top
Fall Line The natural border between the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions, where waterfalls prevent further travel up the rivers
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