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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Ken Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (56 out of 133, or 42.11%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491992-11-27
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491992-11-27
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers10402001-03-18
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area21302012-05-05
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex15282001-06-09
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge3962012-05-27
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge 2012-07-23
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area24232012-05-27
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 2004-09-04
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges20412001-07-15
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain6402001-07-13
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252005-07-14
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252005-07-14
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain20432000-11-24
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers 2002-11-29
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722001-07-13
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722001-07-13
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783 
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482001-07-12
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482001-07-12
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge 2002-11-29
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 2004-09-05
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-07-14
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain02000-11-24
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain02001-04-13
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-07-14
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section 2001-07-12
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains 2001-06-10
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex 2004-09-04
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02001-07-12
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 2002-11-29
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge 2002-11-29
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge  
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section 2001-07-12
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section 2001-07-12
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges  
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2001-06-10
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge 2002-11-29
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges  
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge  
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker 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.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont  
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain  
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-07-14
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont  
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area 2005-07-02
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 2002-11-29
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-02
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-02
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-04
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont  
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont  
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont02005-07-02
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont 2001-07-12
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont 2001-07-12
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont  
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont 2008-06-01
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2008-05-28
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont  
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont  
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont 2008-06-21
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 2008-05-28
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-04
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 2001-07-10
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-07-10
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2008-05-31
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 2005-07-02
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 2001-07-11
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont  
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont  
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia 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 2005-07-03
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont  
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva 2001-07-09
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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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