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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449 
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449 
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040 
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2130 
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1528 
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396 
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge  
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2423 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2041 
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain640 
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825 
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2043 
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers  
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783 
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148 
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge  
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge  
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain0 
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge  
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section  
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains  
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex  
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge  
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge  
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge  
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section  
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section  
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges  
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge  
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges  
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge  
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
44.BristolWallace 9 Benchmark2129Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge  
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area  
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
49.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont  
50.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain  
51.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1740Shenandoah-South Section20 
51.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge  
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont  
55.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
56.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
57.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1340South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section  
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area  
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont  
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont  
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont  
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont  
68.CharlottesvilleCharlottesville City High Point760South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
69.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont  
70.DanvilleDanville City High Point660Virginia Piedmont  
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont  
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont  
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont0 
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont  
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont  
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont  
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont  
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont  
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont  
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont  
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont  
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont  
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont  
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont  
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont  
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont  
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont  
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont  
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont  
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont  
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont  
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont  
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont  
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont  
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont  
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont  
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont  
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont  
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont  
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont  
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
118.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont  
119.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont  
120.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont  
120.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont  
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont  
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva  
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva  
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont  
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Virginia, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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