Plain

Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain

    • Stretches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico
      • From New England to Mexico
    • It is a low plain
      • Close to sea level
      • Rises as you move gradually inland
      • Rocky in the north, better for farming in the south
    • Narrowest along the northern Atlantic coast and widens south of New York
    • The Fall Line
      • Boundary between the Mountains and Coastal Plain
      • Where waters plunge over rapids and waterfalls
        • Ships had to stop at the fall line
        • Settlements formed along the fall line
        • Waters used to turn waterwheels that powered early industries (lumber and textiles)

     

    plain