The Allegheny Mountains is a mountain range that stretches from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. The range has a rich historical significance as it served as a natural barrier to early European settlers and was home to several Native American tribes. Notable peaks in the range include Spruce Knob in West Virginia and Mount Davis in Pennsylvania. The highest peaks in the range are located in North Carolina, with Mount Mitchell standing at 6,684 feet. The Allegheny Mountains are home to several significant waterways, including the Potomac River and the Ohio River. The range also has a unique hydrology system, with the Allegheny Plateau being a critical source of water for the Eastern United States. The Allegheny Mountains are also home to several interesting facts, including the fact that they were once higher than the Rocky Mountains and that they contain some of the oldest rocks in North America.
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