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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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1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2489
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2489
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
18.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 
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 
48.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0
49.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont 
50.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain 
51.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1760Shenandoah-South Section60
52.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 
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 
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 Point440Northern Virginia Blue Ridge20
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 
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point330Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
95.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point290Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
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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