Definition of Cumberland Mountains
1. Noun. The southwestern part of the Appalachians.
Group relationships: Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians
Terms within: Cumberland Gap
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumberland Mountains
Literary usage of Cumberland Mountains
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1866)
"The rebel army was; however, gradually pushed out of Middle Tennessee, across the Cumberland Mountains, and over the Tennessee Biver. ..."
2. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1877)
"To that ridge he gave the name of Cumberland Mountains, after the Duke of Cumberland, of the English blood royal, just then very famous by his victory over ..."
3. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi: By by John Wesley Monette (1848)
"Explorations of Dr. Walker west of Cumberland Mountains, in 1768; of Finley, in 1769 ; of Colonel Knox.—" Long-Hunters."—Western Emigration encouraged by ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"Cumberland Mountains. A part of the western most division i>f the Appalachian system ... Tile Cumberland Mountains comprise several parallel ridges, ..."
5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"Cumberland Mountains, that portion of the Appalachian group which ranges along the SW border of Virginia and the SE of Kentucky, and thence passes across ..."
6. The Theological and Literary Journal (1853)
"In Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland, it is bounded by a line of which the Cumberland Mountains form a part . In the plains through which the ..."
7. History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V.: From Its Organization, at by Thomas H. Parker (1869)
"... Brownlow—Crossing the Cumberland Mountains—Cumberland Gap—Descent into Tennessee—Tazewell. WHILE at Crab Orchard, towards the close of September, Capt. ..."
8. Up Terrapin River: A Romance by Opie Percival Read (1888)
"... IN THE Cumberland Mountains. A physician told Tom Blake that he not only needed a change of scene, ..."