Alabama is 200 years old.
My paternal ancestor came here from North Carolina around 1840. Even here in the Alabama Black Belt, the landscape is unrecognizable from what it was a century ago when the wild turkey and whitetail deer had been driven to extinction and this whole area which is now heavily forested was covered in cotton fields at the height of the Cotton Kingdom in 1920. Two centuries ago, South Alabama was covered by a virgin longleaf pine forest.
If I were to go outside and travel around my immediate area, I would be surrounded by Indian place names. The fields around rivers here are full of Stone Age Indian arrowheads. Alabama went directly from the Stone Age to the Modern Era in the 19th century. The United States has only existed through the Modern Era. The Eastern seaboard is only about 150 years older.
Before we arrived in North America, our ancestors were all in Europe. Here in the South, our ancestors overwhelmingly came from Britain, even if many came from Ireland via Ulster which itself was another Protestant colony no older than Virginia.
Morgoth is in Northumberland in the north of England. I wonder who built that wall. It could have easily been the ancestors of some of us here in places like Tennessee.