The One Minute Geographer: The Fall Line

Rapids in the James River at Richmond. Photo from

The One Minute Geographer is starting a series, now and then, about important LINES in American geography. Followers will recall the Magical Meridian about the 100-degree longitude line and the 20-inch rainfall line associated with it. There’s a lot more.

Today, lets look at the Fall Line that runs through many of the Atlantic Coast states, technically (in a geological sense) from New Jersey…



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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.