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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (87 out of 120, or 72.5%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991994-07-16
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain280 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains749Unknown
5.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains600 
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains440 
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains240 
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1062 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains555 
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains260 
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains705Unknown
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6892012-03-19
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau380 
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau620Unknown
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau300 
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau02012-03-19
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau240Unknown
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau320 
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau160Unknown
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau93Unknown
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau380 
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau326 
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau591 
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau480 
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau320 
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau247 
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau500 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau202012-03-19
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau4952011-10-09
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau288 
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3942011-10-10
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3202011-10-10
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3282011-10-09
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau307 
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1242010-11-27
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau240 
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau260 
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau107 
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3402012-03-19
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau100Unknown
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau20 
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau398Unknown
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau220Unknown
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau380Unknown
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau121Unknown
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau440Unknown
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1602010-12-29
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau220Unknown
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1952012-03-20
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-20
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1402010-11-26
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3802010-11-26
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau602011-10-10
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau178Unknown
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120Unknown
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120Unknown
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau802011-10-09
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau30Unknown
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1202012-03-19
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau240Unknown
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau402010-11-27
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau69Unknown
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2402010-10-09
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1202011-10-08
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau80Unknown
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau80Unknown
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau602010-11-27
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau60Unknown
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau500 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau120Unknown
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau306Unknown
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau32010-11-26
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau85Unknown
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau70Unknown
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau20Unknown
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau330Unknown
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0Unknown
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau80Unknown
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau802010-11-27
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau238Unknown
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau200Unknown
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau130Unknown
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1202010-10-10
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau362Unknown
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau270Unknown
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau188Unknown
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau3422011-11-24
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2102010-10-10
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2232011-11-26
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1002010-10-10
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau2072011-11-24
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau1302010-10-10
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau294 
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau229 
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1302010-10-10
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau1932011-11-26
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-26
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau1802010-10-10
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau240 
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee402011-11-25
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau158 
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-11-25
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee130Unknown
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee82011-11-25
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202011-11-25
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee60Unknown
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee23Unknown
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee20Unknown

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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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