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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain1262Black Mountain579 
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak1134Black Mountain85 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark1036Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains228 
5.LesliePeters Knob792Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains182 
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark768Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains134 
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point719Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains73 
8.KnoxKnox County High Point708Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains324 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point707Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains146 
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast681Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains169 
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point677Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains80 
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain660Southern Cumberland Mountains215 
13.CaseyGreen River Knob545Central Cumberland Plateau210 
14.WayneMiller Benchmark545Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point543Southern Cumberland Plateau116 
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point536Central Cumberland Plateau189 
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point524Central Cumberland Plateau91 
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope512Central Cumberland Plateau0 
19.MadisonBear Mountain506Central Cumberland Plateau73 
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout500Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge500Central Cumberland Plateau49 
22.JacksonCruse Ridge498Central Cumberland Plateau29 
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark494Northern Cumberland Plateau116 
24.MartinMartin County High Point490Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
25.EstillZion Mountain461Central Cumberland Plateau181 
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob451Northern Cumberland Plateau146 
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point451Northern Cumberland Plateau97 
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain441Northern Cumberland Plateau75 
29.PowellPilot Knob439Northern Cumberland Plateau152 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point439Central Cumberland Plateau6 
31.RowanLimestone Knob437Northern Cumberland Plateau150 
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point435Northern Cumberland Plateau88 
33.FlemingSand Mountain433Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
34.LewisLewis County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point427Central Cumberland Plateau93 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau77 
37.BathTater Knob423Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
38.LeeLee County High Point417Central Cumberland Plateau94 
39.BoyleParksville Knob416Central Cumberland Plateau38 
40.ElliottElliott County High Point415Northern Cumberland Plateau74 
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point402Northern Cumberland Plateau79 
42.CarterCarter County High Point398Northern Cumberland Plateau32 
43.MarionPutnam Knob384Central Cumberland Plateau104 
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point366Northern Cumberland Plateau31 
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point366Central Cumberland Plateau6 
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark362Central Cumberland Plateau121 
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point360Central Cumberland Plateau67 
48.HartFrenchman Knob354Central Cumberland Plateau116 
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point348Central Cumberland Plateau37 
50.BoydBoyd County High Point347Northern Cumberland Plateau134 
50.RussellRussell County High Point347Central Cumberland Plateau48 
52.ClarkClark County High Point341Northern Cumberland Plateau67 
52.AdairAdair County High Point341Central Cumberland Plateau59 
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point341Southern Cumberland Plateau  
55.LarueLarue County High Point335Central Cumberland Plateau42 
56.NelsonRohan Knob332Central Cumberland Plateau116 
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
57.FayetteFayette County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
59.BarrenLoves Knob326Central Cumberland Plateau55 
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau36 
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau36 
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point323Northern Cumberland Plateau24 
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point320Northern Cumberland Plateau9 
64.GreenGreen County High Point317Central Cumberland Plateau37 
65.HardinBlueball Hill311Central Cumberland Plateau73 
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point311Central Cumberland Plateau12 
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point308Northern Cumberland Plateau21 
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill305Central Cumberland Plateau73 
68.MasonMason County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau37 
68.OwenOwen County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau25 
68.BrackenBracken County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau25 
68.MercerMercer County High Point305Central Cumberland Plateau18 
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
68.GrantGrant County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
75.BullittDawson Knob299Central Cumberland Plateau153 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge296Central Cumberland Plateau37 
77.ToddPilot Rock294Central Cumberland Plateau93 
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge294Central Cumberland Plateau1 
79.AllenAllen County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau26 
79.HenryHenry County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau22 
79.KentonKenton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau13 
79.BooneBoone County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau13 
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau6 
84.WarrenPilot Knob290Central Cumberland Plateau101 
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope290Central Cumberland Plateau0 
86.FranklinWarfield BM287Central Cumberland Plateau25 
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point287Central Cumberland Plateau25 
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point283Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
89.SimpsonPilot Knob283Central Cumberland Plateau73 
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau61 
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau39 
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau36 
90.OldhamOldham County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau12 
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills275Central Cumberland Plateau110 
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point274Central Cumberland Plateau82 
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point268Central Cumberland Plateau  
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW265Central Cumberland Plateau58 
98.CrittendenWilson Hill257Central Cumberland Plateau105 
99.HancockHancock County High Point256Central Cumberland Plateau64 
100.ButlerButler County High Point250Central Cumberland Plateau  
101.TriggBuie Knob248Central Cumberland Plateau68 
102.OhioOhio County High Point244Central Cumberland Plateau31 
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point234Central Cumberland Plateau63 
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point232Central Cumberland Plateau40 
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff230Central Cumberland Plateau90 
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point222Central Cumberland Plateau70 
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point207Central Cumberland Plateau39 
108.UnionChalybeate Hills205Central Cumberland Plateau59 
109.LyonLeitch BM204Central Cumberland Plateau  
110.McLeanBarrett Hill201Central Cumberland Plateau55 
111.WebsterSteamport Hill195Central Cumberland Plateau73 
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point195Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee12 
113.HendersonWolf Hills179Central Cumberland Plateau48 
114.GravesGraves County High Point177Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee40 
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee3 
117.HickmanHickman County High Point155Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee6 
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee18 
118.FultonFulton County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee7 
118.BallardBallard County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee6 

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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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