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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing David Gambone's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 133, or 1.5%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24692006-07-24
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24692006-07-24
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1080 
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2140 
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1548 
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396 
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge1297 
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2443 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area629 
10.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4380Shenandoah Mountain680 
11.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2061 
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2835 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2835 
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2053 
15.WytheComers Rock4100Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers600 
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2282 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2282 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges972 
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge803 
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2168 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2168 
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge1381 
23.NortonNorton City High Point3970Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
24.CraigWhite Rocks3950South-Central Appalachian Ridges140 
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge1458 
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3920Cumberland-Stone Mountain40 
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3780Black Mountain  
28.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3770South Virginia Blue Ridge457 
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section670 
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains1446 
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex209 
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3660Shenandoah-Middle Section40 
33.CarrollFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge920 
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge422 
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge1181 
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1174 
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section1129 
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges1513 
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains769 
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2910South Virginia Blue Ridge  
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges814 
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge323 
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge1275 
44.BristolBristol City High Point2170Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge1108 
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1950North Mountain Area440 
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1930Northern Virginia Blue Ridge900 
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1900South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont740 
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain177 
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1750South Virginia Blue Ridge480 
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1690Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges310 
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont854 
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1500South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point1470South Virginia Blue Ridge  
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area578 
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1330Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area80 
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section507 
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1190North Mountain Area40 
62.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1170Virginia Piedmont  
63.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont406 
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1090Shenandoah-Middle Section20 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point945North Central Appalachian Ridges  
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont88 
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain785Virginia Piedmont150 
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point755Virginia Piedmont40 
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point710Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope650South Central Virginia Blue Ridge20 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point635Virginia Piedmont30 
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont81 
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point605Virginia Piedmont  
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point575Virginia Piedmont60 
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point555Virginia Piedmont70 
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point545Virginia Piedmont  
77.CumberlandCumberland County High Point525Virginia Piedmont110 
77.GoochlandGoochland County High Point525Virginia Piedmont70 
77.FairfaxGantt Hill525Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
80.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont37 
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point495Virginia Piedmont170 
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point485Northern Virginia Blue Ridge50 
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont37 
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge102 
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge89 
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point435Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point415Virginia Piedmont20 
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont88 
89.HanoverHanover County High Point395Virginia Piedmont20 
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point375Virginia Piedmont30 
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point355Virginia Piedmont20 
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont75 
93.ManassasManassas City High Point325Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40 
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point325Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
95.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont  
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point285Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40 
97.SussexSussex County High Point275Virginia Piedmont20 
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point225Virginia Piedmont80 
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point215Virginia Piedmont50 
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point215Virginia Piedmont20 
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont15 
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont45 
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont20 
104.New KentNew Kent County High Point185Virginia Piedmont20 
106.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont15 
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont15 
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point155Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point155Virginia Piedmont  
110.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point145Virginia Piedmont50 
111.James CityJames City County High Point145Virginia Piedmont50 
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point145Virginia Piedmont30 
114.YorkYork County High Point135Virginia Piedmont40 
115.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont25 
115.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont15 
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point125Virginia Piedmont  
118.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont13 
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont25 
120.Virginia BeachCape Henry102Virginia Piedmont  
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont15 
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point95Virginia Piedmont20 
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point95Virginia Piedmont18 
125.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point72Virginia Piedmont35 
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff67Delmarva35 
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point62Delmarva30 
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont36 
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point32Virginia Piedmont25 
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point32Virginia Piedmont20 
130.HamptonHampton City High Point32Virginia Piedmont5 
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point12Virginia Piedmont5 

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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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