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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1939 
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3760Black Mountain  
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3440Cumberland-Stone Mountain80 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
5.LesliePeters Knob2640Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2560Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2400Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
8.FloydFloyd County High Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
9.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
10.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2240Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
11.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains  
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau  
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.LaurelLaurel County High Point1780Central Cumberland Plateau  
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1740Central Cumberland Plateau  
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1700Central Cumberland Plateau40 
19.MadisonBear Mountain1680Central Cumberland Plateau  
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1660Central Cumberland Plateau  
21.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau  
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau  
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau  
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau  
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau  
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1500Northern Cumberland Plateau  
27.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
28.LincolnLincoln County High Point1460Central Cumberland Plateau  
29.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau  
30.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
30.FlemingSand Mountain1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
32.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau  
33.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau  
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau  
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau  
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau  
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau  
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1340Northern Cumberland Plateau  
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau  
43.MarionPutnam Knob1280Central Cumberland Plateau  
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1220Central Cumberland Plateau  
45.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau  
45.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau  
47.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau  
48.HartFrenchman Knob1180Central Cumberland Plateau  
49.BoydBoyd County High Point1160Northern Cumberland Plateau  
50.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau  
51.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau  
51.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1140Southern Cumberland Plateau  
53.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau  
53.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau  
53.LarueLarue County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau  
56.NelsonRohan Knob1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
57.NicholasNicholas County High Point1080Northern Cumberland Plateau  
58.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
58.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
58.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
58.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
62.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau  
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau  
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau  
64.HardinBlueball Hill1040Central Cumberland Plateau  
66.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
66.MeadeBee Knob Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
66.BrackenBracken County High Point1020Northern Cumberland Plateau  
69.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau  
70.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
70.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
70.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
70.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
70.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
70.BullittDawson Knob1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge980Central Cumberland Plateau  
76.AllenAllen County High Point980Central Cumberland Plateau  
78.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau  
80.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope960Central Cumberland Plateau20 
80.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
80.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
80.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
80.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
80.WarrenPilot Knob960Central Cumberland Plateau  
86.FranklinWarfield BM950Central Cumberland Plateau  
87.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau  
87.GallatinGallatin County High Point940Northern Cumberland Plateau  
89.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau  
89.OldhamOldham County High Point930Central Cumberland Plateau  
91.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau  
92.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
92.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau  
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau  
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau  
95.SpencerSpencer County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau  
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau  
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau  
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau  
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau  
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau  
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau  
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau  
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau  
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau  
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau  
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau  
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau  
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
109.McLeanBarrett Hill670Central Cumberland Plateau  
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau  
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau  
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  

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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 Kentucky, 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by John Hasch via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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