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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Doug Melton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (58 out of 120, or 48.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18992009-11-01
2.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee232015-12-28
3.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau802017-02-22
3.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau302017-02-22
3.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau692017-02-22
3.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau402017-02-22
3.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802017-02-22
3.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802017-02-22
3.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau1202017-02-22
3.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402017-02-22
3.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau702017-02-22
3.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau202017-02-22
3.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402017-02-22
3.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau402017-02-22
3.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau402017-02-22
3.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau1302017-02-22
3.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau2002017-02-22
18.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1242017-02-23
18.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau602017-02-23
18.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau402017-02-23
18.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau402017-02-23
18.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau602017-02-23
18.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau602017-02-23
18.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau802017-02-23
18.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau802017-02-23
18.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau02017-02-23
27.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau3982017-02-24
27.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2402017-02-24
27.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2102017-02-24
27.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1302017-02-24
27.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau1802017-02-24
32.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1002017-06-26
32.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4402017-06-26
32.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau3422017-06-26
32.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1302017-06-26
32.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee602017-06-26
37.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau3062017-07-01
37.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau02017-07-01
39.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2202017-08-26
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1212017-08-26
39.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1202017-08-26
39.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau852017-08-26
43.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee402017-11-21
43.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee02017-11-21
43.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202017-11-21
43.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202017-11-21
47.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee82018-04-28
48.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau1782018-05-20
48.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau02018-05-20
48.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau1932018-05-20
51.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau3802018-06-04
51.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1952018-06-04
51.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau2072018-06-04
51.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau2942018-06-04
55.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau1602018-06-05
55.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau202018-06-05
55.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3282018-06-05
58.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains7492018-10-13
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain280 
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 LeslieChestnut Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains400 
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains440 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains240 
 KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1062 
 FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains555 
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains260 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains705 
 CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau689 
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau166 
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau380 
 LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau620 
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau300 
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau320 
 JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau93 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau380 
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau326 
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau591 
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau320 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau480 
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau247 
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau500 
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau495 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau288 
 FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau394 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
 LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau320 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
 LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau307 
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau240 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau260 
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau107 
 MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau340 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau20 
 RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau160 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
 ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau220 
 LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau140 
 NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau380 
 HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau500 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau3 
 WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau330 
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau238 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau120 
 JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau362 
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau270 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau188 
 TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau223 
 OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau100 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau229 
 LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau158 

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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