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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.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains Unknown
2.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains Unknown
3.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
4.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
5.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
6.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
7.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
8.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
9.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
10.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
11.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
12.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
13.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
14.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
15.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
16.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
16.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
18.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
19.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
20.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
21.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
21.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
21.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
21.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
25.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
26.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
27.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
27.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
27.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
27.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
27.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
32.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0Unknown
32.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
34.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
35.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
36.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
37.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
37.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
37.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
40.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
41.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
42.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
43.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
44.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
45.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
45.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
45.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
48.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991994-07-16
49.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-09
50.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
51.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
52.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
53.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
54.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
55.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
56.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-10
57.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-26
58.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-26
59.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-26
60.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-27
61.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-27
62.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-27
63.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-11-27
64.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-12-29
65.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-08
66.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-09
67.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-09
68.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-09
69.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-10
70.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-10
71.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-10-10
72.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-24
73.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-24
74.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-11-25
75.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-11-25
76.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-11-25
77.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-11-25
78.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-26
79.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-26
80.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-11-26
81.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-19
82.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau02012-03-19
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-19
84.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-19
85.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-19
86.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-20
86.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-03-20
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain  
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau  
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau  
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau  
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau  
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau  
 BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau  
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau  

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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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