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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-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers7461992-11-27
1.SmythMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers7461992-11-27
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers3172001-03-18
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area6492012-05-05
5.RussellBeartown Mountain1429Clinch Mountain Complex4662001-06-09
6.HighlandLittle Ridge1386Allegheny Mountain Ridge1212012-05-27
7.BathPaddy Knob1365Allegheny Mountain Ridge3892012-07-23
8.AugustaElliott Knob1360North Mountain Area7392012-05-27
9.BlandChestnut Ridge1344Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area1862004-09-04
10.GilesBald Knob1329South-Central Appalachian Ridges6222001-07-15
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob1329Shenandoah Mountain1952001-07-13
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area8612005-07-14
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area8612005-07-14
14.WiseHigh Knob1287Cumberland-Stone Mountain6232000-11-24
15.WytheComers Rock1244Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1712002-11-29
16.AmherstRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge6932001-07-13
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge6932001-07-13
16.AlleghanyBig Knob1241Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges290 
19.NelsonThe Priest1238South Central Virginia Blue Ridge239 
20.MadisonHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section6552001-07-12
20.PageHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section6552001-07-12
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain1210South Virginia Blue Ridge4182002-11-29
23.NortonNorton City High Point1207Cumberland-Stone Mountain02004-09-05
24.CraigWhite Rocks1201South-Central Appalachian Ridges37 
25.RoanokePoor Mountain1197South Virginia Blue Ridge4412001-07-14
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope1189Cumberland-Stone Mountain02000-11-24
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak1146South Virginia Blue Ridge1362001-07-14
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point1146Black Mountain02001-04-13
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle1137Shenandoah-Middle Section1982001-07-12
30.BuchananBig A Mountain1130Northern Cumberland Mountains4352001-06-10
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point1127Walker Mountain Complex612004-09-04
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge1109Shenandoah-Middle Section02001-07-12
33.CarrollFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge2742002-11-29
34.PatrickRocky Knob1089South Virginia Blue Ridge1262002-11-29
35.FranklinCahas Mountain1088South Virginia Blue Ridge357 
36.WarrenHogback Mountain1059Shenandoah-North Section3522001-07-12
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain1033Shenandoah-South Section3382001-07-12
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain1004North Central Appalachian Ridges455 
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2282001-06-10
40.GalaxGalax City High Point884South Virginia Blue Ridge02002-11-29
41.FrederickPinnacle867North Central Appalachian Ridges245 
42.RadfordIngles Mountain717South Virginia Blue Ridge95 
43.FauquierBlue Mountain672Northern Virginia Blue Ridge386 
44.BristolBristol City High Point658Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain621South Virginia Blue Ridge335 
46.StauntonBetsey Bell591North Mountain Area128 
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark590Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point585Northern Virginia Blue Ridge268 
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point573South Central Virginia Blue Ridge33 
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain564Virginia Piedmont223 
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point539Masanutten Mountain51 
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain530South Virginia Blue Ridge1402001-07-14
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point512Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges85 
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain489Virginia Piedmont257 
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point451South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point445South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
57.CampbellLong Mountain437Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area1752005-07-02
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit402Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area18 
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower390Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain365Shenandoah-South Section151 
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point360North Mountain Area6 
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain354Virginia Piedmont122 
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point354Virginia Piedmont02002-11-29
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope329Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point287North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point242Virginia Piedmont252005-07-02
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain238Virginia Piedmont432005-07-02
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point229Virginia Piedmont92005-07-04
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point213Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope195South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point192Virginia Piedmont6 
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point185Virginia Piedmont23 
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point183Virginia Piedmont02005-07-02
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point174Virginia Piedmont152001-07-12
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point168Virginia Piedmont202001-07-12
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point165Virginia Piedmont0 
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point159Virginia Piedmont102008-06-01
78.FairfaxFairfax County High Point158Northern Virginia Blue Ridge702008-05-28
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont30 
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont18 
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point149Virginia Piedmont492008-06-21
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point146Northern Virginia Blue Ridge12 
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point144Virginia Piedmont11 
84.StaffordStafford County High Point142Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30 
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill141Northern Virginia Blue Ridge262008-05-28
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point131Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point125Virginia Piedmont32005-07-04
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point123Virginia Piedmont25 
89.HanoverHanover County High Point119Virginia Piedmont3 
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point113Virginia Piedmont6 
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point107Virginia Piedmont3 
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point104Virginia Piedmont21 
93.ManassasManassas City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge92001-07-10
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02001-07-10
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point98Virginia Piedmont0 
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point85Northern Virginia Blue Ridge92008-05-31
97.SussexSussex County High Point82Virginia Piedmont3 
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point77Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point67Virginia Piedmont21 
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point64Virginia Piedmont12 
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point64Virginia Piedmont3 
102.EssexEssex County High Point61Virginia Piedmont3 
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point58Virginia Piedmont12 
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point56Virginia Piedmont5 
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point55Virginia Piedmont3 
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point55Virginia Piedmont3 
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point46Virginia Piedmont0 
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point46Virginia Piedmont02005-07-02
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point46Virginia Piedmont0 
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point43Virginia Piedmont12 
111.James CityJames City County High Point43Virginia Piedmont12 
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point43Virginia Piedmont6 
114.YorkYork County High Point40Virginia Piedmont92001-07-11
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point40Virginia Piedmont6 
114.SurrySurry County High Point40Virginia Piedmont3 
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point37Virginia Piedmont0 
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point37Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point33Virginia Piedmont2 
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point31Virginia Piedmont8 
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry30Virginia Piedmont  
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point30Virginia Piedmont5 
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point27Virginia Piedmont42005-07-03
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point27Virginia Piedmont3 
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point27Virginia Piedmont0 
126.MathewsMathews County High Point21Virginia Piedmont10 
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff20Delmarva102001-07-09
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point18Delmarva9 
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point15Virginia Piedmont11 
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point9Virginia Piedmont7 
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point9Virginia Piedmont5 
130.HamptonHampton City High Point9Virginia Piedmont1 
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point3Virginia Piedmont1 

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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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