Eastern Kentucky, which is also known as the Appalachian Plateau, is a triangle-shaped region stretching from New York to Alabama. This mountainous area is part of the Appalachian Mountains system. Kentucky’s primary mountain ranges—the Cumberland and Pine Mountains—form much of the southeastern border of Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky’s most valuable natural resource—coal—can be found in the Eastern Coal Field. Sharp ridges and narrow valleys, created by eroding streams, wind through the area. Because the Appalachian Plateau contains some of the poorest soils in the region, only a few crops are grown here.
About The Author
Dr. Alan Brown has been a professor of English at the University of West Alabama since 1986. For the past few years, Dr. Brown's interest in Southern folklore has manifested itself in several collections of Southern ghost stories, including The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore (1996), Shadows and Cypress (2000), Haunted Places in the American South (2002), Stories from the Haunted South (2004), Ghost Hunters of the South (2006), Haunted Georgia (2007), Haunted Texas (2008), Ghost Hunters of New England (2008), Haunted Tennessee (2008), Haunted Kentucky (2009), Haunted Birmingham (2009), Haunted Vicksburg (2010), Haunted Natchez (2010), Haunted Meridian, Mississippi (2011), Ghosts along the Mississippi River (2011), and The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories (2012). He has also investigated a number of haunted sites, including The Artist's House in Key West, FL, Miss Molly's Bed and Breakfast in Fort Worth, TX, and the Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Louisville, KY.