There are several mountains to the east and west of the Mississippi River in the United States. The two main mountain ranges are the Appalachian Mountains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west, both ranges are subdivided into smaller ranges.
The Appalachians consist of six main ranges that extend from Alabama through New England into Canada. The highest point in the Appalachian Mountain range is in North Carolina at 6, 684 feet tall. The Rockies are comprised of 35 major ranges that are about 3,000 miles long. The Rocky Mountain ranges extends from New Mexico to Canada. The highest recorded point in the Rockies is in Leadville, Colorado; the peak is 14,494 feet tall.Learn More
The Missouri River begins near Three Forks, Montana, and runs until it merges with the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri. The Missouri River stretches out across 2,341 miles.Full Answer >
The state of Indiana is bordered by Illinois in the west, Ohio in the east and also shares a northern border with Michigan and a border in the south with Kentucky. Indiana is the 38th largest state in the United States and covers an area of 36,291 square miles. Approximately 550 square miles of Indiana's territory is covered by water, with the remaining 35,870 square miles being made up of land.Full Answer >
The Mississippi River is important due to its necessity in American commerce. Cities such as New Orleans, St. Louis and Minneapolis all get water from the river.Full Answer >
The Mississippi River is reported to have different lengths depending on the source consulted. The EPA says it is 2,320 miles long, the United States Geologic Survey says it is 2,300 miles long and the staff of Itasca State Park at the Mississippi's headwaters say it is 2,552 miles long.Full Answer >