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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24891993-06-05
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24891993-06-05
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5560Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1120 
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2150 
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1568 
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396 
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge  
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2463 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
10.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4400Shenandoah Mountain720 
11.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2081 
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2845 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2845 
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2063 
15.WytheComers Rock4120Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers  
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2292 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2292 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge823 
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2188 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2188 
22.NortonNorton City High Point3980Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
23.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge  
24.CraigWhite Rocks3960South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
25.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3940Cumberland-Stone Mountain80 
26.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge  
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3800Black Mountain80 
28.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3780South 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 Ridge3680Shenandoah-Middle Section80 
33.CarrollFisher Peak3600South 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 Point2920South Virginia Blue Ridge  
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges  
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge  
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-03-27
44.BristolWallace 9 Benchmark2129Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge  
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1960North Mountain Area  
47.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1940Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-03-27
48.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02012-03-27
49.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont  
50.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain  
51.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1760Shenandoah-South Section60 
51.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1760South Virginia Blue Ridge  
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1700Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont  
55.SalemSalem City High Point1480South Virginia Blue Ridge40 
56.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
57.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1360South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1340Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
60.LexingtonLexington City High Point1200North Mountain Area  
61.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section  
62.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1180Virginia Piedmont  
63.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont  
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1100Shenandoah-Middle Section40 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point950North Central Appalachian Ridges20 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont  
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain790Virginia Piedmont  
68.CharlottesvilleCharlottesville City High Point780South Central Virginia Blue Ridge40 
69.HalifaxHalifax County High Point760Virginia Piedmont  
70.DanvilleDanville City High Point680Virginia Piedmont  
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point640Virginia Piedmont  
72.NottowayNottoway County High Point610Virginia Piedmont20 
73.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont  
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point580Virginia Piedmont  
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point560Virginia Piedmont  
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point550Virginia Piedmont  
77.FairfaxGantt Hill530Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
77.CumberlandCumberland County High Point530Virginia Piedmont  
77.GoochlandGoochland County High Point530Virginia Piedmont  
80.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont  
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point500Virginia Piedmont  
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point490Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont  
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point440Northern Virginia Blue Ridge202009-04-05
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point420Virginia Piedmont  
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont  
89.HanoverHanover County High Point400Virginia Piedmont  
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point380Virginia Piedmont  
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point360Virginia Piedmont  
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont  
93.ManassasManassas City High Point330Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point330Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
95.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont  
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point290Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
97.SussexSussex County High Point280Virginia Piedmont  
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point230Virginia Piedmont  
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point220Virginia Piedmont  
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point220Virginia Piedmont  
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont  
103.New KentNew Kent County High Point190Virginia Piedmont  
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont  
105.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
106.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont  
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont  
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point160Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point160Virginia Piedmont  
110.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
110.James CityJames City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
110.GloucesterGloucester County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
110.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
114.YorkYork County High Point140Virginia Piedmont  
115.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
115.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
118.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point110Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont  
120.Virginia BeachCape Henry105Virginia Piedmont  
121.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont  
122.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
122.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
124.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont  
125.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point75Virginia Piedmont  
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff70Delmarva  
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point65Delmarva  
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont  
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point35Virginia Piedmont  
130.HamptonHampton City High Point35Virginia Piedmont  
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point35Virginia Piedmont  
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point15Virginia 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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