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Old 04-07-2018, 08:54 PM
 
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Charlotte is Piedmont. Technically that's appalachia.
No it's not. the Piedmont region is the foothills of the Appalachians.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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This is how I would personally alter NY and PA (based on my own knowledge) on the second map-

https://i.imgur.com/Bdc6d3d.png

Can't say much for further east as I don't have a lot of experience out there, but I'm sure I'd probably make minor extensions there too.
The original map is based solely on clusters of counties, but your alteration includes the southern portions of many of the Finger lakes counties. I'm curious why you feel these fragments of counties (but not the whole counties) should be included as Appalachia...
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:30 PM
 
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Charlotte is Piedmont. Technically that's appalachia.
Nope. While the Piedmont is part of the Great Appalachian Valley, that is strictly a geographic reference. However "Appalachia" is a cultural term centered on the actual mountains with certain defining traits relating to the economy, racial/ethnic background, accent/dialect, cuisine, religion, etc. While it's obvious that there will be some shared traits to some extent between Appalachia and the Piedmont due to proximity, there will also be significant differences and that's due to the Piedmont's proximity to and influences from the coastal plain region. That distinguishes the Piedmont from Appalachia as a related, but completely separate region.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The original map is based solely on clusters of counties, but your alteration includes the southern portions of many of the Finger lakes counties. I'm curious why you feel these fragments of counties (but not the whole counties) should be included as Appalachia...
Those are areas also strongly affiliated with the greater southern tier, which the finger lakes region overlaps with.

As a brief example, Yates county as a whole is part of the southern tier library system.

Those fragments are also geographically and geologically correct being on the Allegheny plateau.
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