Dating sites for convicts
The rest of the state is drained southward through broad valleys.The Coosa and the Tallapoosa rivers join north of Montgomery to form the Alabama River, which meanders southwestward until it connects with the Tombigbee River, which drains the state’s western portion.Sweet gum and black walnut are also common, while the colourful red cedar is most abundant in the Tennessee valley and the Black Belt, with stately black cypress clustering around rivers and ponds.There are many varieties of shrubs and grasses, and bamboo, large canes, and mistletoe are widespread.Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with an annual average of 56 inches (1,420 mm) and a concentration on the coast. These favourable conditions have given the state a long growing season, ranging from about 200 days in the north to some 300 days in the south.Alabama is subject to severe weather, especially during the warmer months.Occasionally, large-scale outbreaks of multiple tornadoes have turned particularly deadly and destructive in the region, as they did in April 1974 and in April 2011.The warm climate of Alabama has nurtured a rich plant cover, including more than 100 tree varieties.
Arcing into the heart of the lowlands of Alabama, the Black Belt has been distinctive because of its association with the cotton production that long dominated its rich soils—though little cotton is grown there now.
Elevations rise to 1,800 feet (550 metres) in the more rugged eastern portions.
The Great Appalachian Valley forms another marked division to the east.
Most of the thick forests are in the north and northeast.
Pine trees predominate, and live oaks are also found statewide, adding character to the streets of the older towns and cities.
It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, and Mississippi to the west. The rich agricultural valley of the Tennessee River occupies the extreme northern part of the state.