Southern Blue Ridge Front
|Range Type||Geographically-defined sub-range|
|Highest Point||Grandfather Mountain (5946 ft/1812 m)|
|Countries||United States |
|States/Provinces||North Carolina (35%), Georgia (28%), Virginia (21%), South Carolina (8%), Tennessee (8%)|
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
|Area||12,428 sq mi / 32,188 sq km|
Area may include lowland areas
|Extent||211 mi / 340 km North-South|
302 mi / 485 km East-West
|Center Lat/Long||35° 46' N; 82° 8' W|
|Map Link||Microsoft Bing Map|
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South of Roanoke, Virginia, the Blue Ridge is no longer a solitary mountain ridge, but the "front range" of the entire Blue Ridge Complex of mountains, which reaches back west all the way to the Smokies. Like the Northern Blue Ridge, the Southern falls off steeply to the hilly Piedmont to the southeast. But to the northwest it no longer drops off to a wide valley; instead it connects to many high ranges that cover all of western North Carolina.
|Map of Southern Blue Ridge Front|
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|Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Southern Blue Ridge Front.|
Major Peaks of the Southern Blue Ridge Front
Photos of Peaks in the Southern Blue Ridge Front
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