The Great Appalachian Valley includes the 7) Cumberland Valley depicted east of the Appalachian escarpment between the 6) Lebanon and 8) Shenandoah Valleys.
|Location||Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Washington County, Maryland
|Floor elevation||600 ft (180 m)|
|Long-axis length||73 miles (117 km)|
|Width||12 miles (19 km)|
|Bounded by||Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians(west/north)
South Mountain (east/south)
Susquehanna River (east)
Potomac River (south)
|Population centers||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Greencastle Hagerstown, 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 and Hagerstown, Maryland are located in the Cumberland Valley.
- Cumberland Valley Railroad, March 2002 – Harrisburg Pennsylvania to Winchester Virginia Retrieved 2011-01-28.
- Stewart, Harriet Wylie (1918). "History of the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania".
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