I grew up never hearing anyone use the word Appalachia. We were from West Virginia or Boone County or Kanawha County or Lincoln County. The word became popular during the war on poverty and became grant and thesis writer’s favorite word.
Great Uncle Kin missed the whole show
He died before they invented where he lived
If the place existed it stretched plum around the world
He had a clear view that the earth was round
They flattened it with the word “Appalachia”