Appalachia[ap′ə lā′c̸hə, -c̸hē ə; -lac̸h′ə]
the highland region of the E U.S. including the central and S Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont plateau
A region of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. It is home to many rural communities.
- A region in the eastern United States, near part of the Appalachian Mountains, that stretches from southern New York state to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia, usually excluding New England.