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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Braxton Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 120, or 18.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-27
1.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-27
3.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-28
4.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
4.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
4.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
7.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2006-07-02
7.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2006-07-02
9.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau 2006-10-13
10.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau 2007-05-26
11.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau 2008-10-09
11.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2008-10-09
13.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-30
14.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-04-09
14.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-04-09
16.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-15
16.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-15
18.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-19
19.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18992012-06-09
20.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2012-06-10
20.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2012-06-10
22.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau 2012-10-06
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain  
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains  
 CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau  
 JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau  
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau  
 BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau  
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau  
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau  
 RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau  
 BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau  
 LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
 NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau  
 JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
 GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau  
 TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau  
 ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
 PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau  
 ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau  
 AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau  
 CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau  
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
 OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
 GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau  
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau  
 SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau  
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau  
 CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau  
 ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau  
 TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau  
 OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau  
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau  
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau  
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau  
 DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau  
 UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau  
 LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
 McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau  
 CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau  
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau  
 GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
 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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