C., which lies across the Potomac River to the north.
Other areas of the state retain the tinge of conservatism developed over centuries of agricultural life and through aristocratic traditions that made the term synonymous with gentility and refinement.
The Valley and Ridge province consists of linear ridges in its western segment and the Great Appalachian Valley (also known as the Great Valley) in its eastern region.
The Blue Ridge province is mostly a region of rugged mountains, part of a range stretching southwestward from Pennsylvania to South Carolina.
Forests of the Tidewater and Piedmont areas have mainly pine and some hardwood.