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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Annette Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (88 out of 120, or 73.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991992-11-28
2.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau2941999-09-10
3.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau1931999-09-12
4.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2102000-05-27
5.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau3802000-11-18
6.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau3062000-12-03
6.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau02000-12-03
6.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau3422000-12-03
6.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau2072000-12-03
10.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee402001-02-04
10.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee232001-02-04
12.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain02001-05-06
13.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau3302001-05-25
14.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2202001-05-26
14.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1402001-05-26
16.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1242001-05-27
16.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1202001-05-27
18.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau1782001-05-28
19.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3802001-07-21
19.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1202001-07-21
19.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1202001-07-21
22.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau1602001-07-26
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau932001-07-26
24.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee82001-12-15
24.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee602001-12-15
26.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 2002-01-19
27.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6892002-04-20
27.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau02002-04-20
27.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1602002-04-20
30.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau2702002-05-27
30.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-05-27
30.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1002002-05-27
33.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau402002-06-10
34.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1882002-06-23
35.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3202002-10-11
35.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1002002-10-11
35.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau2202002-10-11
38.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4402002-10-13
39.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
39.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau302003-05-24
39.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau692003-05-24
39.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau402003-05-24
39.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
39.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
39.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau202003-05-24
39.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau2002003-05-24
47.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau802003-05-26
47.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau802003-05-26
47.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-26
50.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2232003-06-21
50.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-06-21
50.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau1582003-06-21
53.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1302004-01-24
53.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202004-01-24
53.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202004-01-24
56.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-25
57.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau1202004-02-14
57.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau702004-02-14
57.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau402004-02-14
57.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau402004-02-14
61.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3942004-05-29
61.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1202004-05-29
63.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau3202004-05-30
63.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3282004-05-30
65.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau5912004-05-31
65.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau2472004-05-31
67.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains7492004-09-05
67.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4402004-09-05
69.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau6202006-05-27
69.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau3002006-05-27
71.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau3072006-05-28
72.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau202006-05-29
72.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3402006-05-29
72.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau202006-05-29
75.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains6002006-07-02
75.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2602006-07-02
77.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau2602006-10-13
78.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3202007-05-26
79.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau602008-10-09
79.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau602008-10-09
81.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau32011-04-09
81.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau3622011-04-09
83.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402011-07-15
83.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau1302011-07-15
85.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402011-07-19
86.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains10622012-06-10
86.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains5552012-06-10
88.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1952015-07-12
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain280 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains240 
 FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains705 
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau380 
 MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau380 
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau326 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau480 
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau500 
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau495 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau288 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau240 
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau107 
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau398 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau121 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau60 
 HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau500 
 AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau85 
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau238 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau120 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau229 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau180 
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau240 

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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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