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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2469 
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2469 
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 Ridge  
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2443 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
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 Rogers  
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2282 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2282 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge803 
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2168 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2168 
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge  
23.NortonNorton City High Point3970Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
24.CraigWhite Rocks3950South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge  
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3920Cumberland-Stone Mountain40 
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3780Black Mountain40 
28.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3770South 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 Ridge3660Shenandoah-Middle Section40 
33.CarrollFisher Peak3590South 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 Point2910South 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 Bell1950North Mountain Area  
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1930Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
49.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont  
50.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain  
51.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1750Shenandoah-South Section40 
51.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1750South Virginia Blue Ridge  
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1690Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont  
55.SalemSalem City High Point1470South Virginia Blue Ridge20 
56.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
57.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1350South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1330Peaks 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 Point1190North Mountain Area  
62.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1170Virginia Piedmont  
63.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont  
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1090Shenandoah-Middle Section20 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point945North Central Appalachian Ridges10 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont  
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain785Virginia Piedmont  
68.CharlottesvilleCharlottesville City High Point770South Central Virginia Blue Ridge20 
69.HalifaxHalifax County High Point755Virginia Piedmont  
70.DanvilleDanville City High Point670Virginia Piedmont  
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point635Virginia Piedmont  
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont  
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point605Virginia Piedmont10 
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point575Virginia Piedmont  
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point555Virginia Piedmont  
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point545Virginia Piedmont  
77.FairfaxGantt Hill525Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
77.CumberlandCumberland County High Point525Virginia Piedmont  
77.GoochlandGoochland County High Point525Virginia Piedmont  
80.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont  
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point495Virginia Piedmont  
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point485Northern 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 Point435Northern Virginia Blue Ridge10 
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point415Virginia Piedmont  
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont  
89.HanoverHanover County High Point395Virginia Piedmont  
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point375Virginia Piedmont  
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point355Virginia Piedmont  
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont  
93.ManassasManassas City High Point325Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point325Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
95.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont  
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point285Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
97.SussexSussex County High Point275Virginia Piedmont  
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point225Virginia Piedmont  
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point215Virginia Piedmont  
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point215Virginia Piedmont  
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont  
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont  
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
104.New KentNew Kent County High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
106.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont  
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont  
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 Piedmont  
111.James CityJames City County High Point145Virginia Piedmont  
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point145Virginia Piedmont  
114.YorkYork County High Point135Virginia Piedmont  
115.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
115.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
118.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont  
119.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point105Virginia Piedmont  
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont  
120.Virginia BeachCape Henry102Virginia Piedmont  
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont  
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
125.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point72Virginia Piedmont  
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff67Delmarva  
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point62Delmarva  
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont  
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point32Virginia Piedmont  
130.HamptonHampton City High Point32Virginia Piedmont  
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point32Virginia Piedmont  
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point12Virginia 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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