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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Roy Wallen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 120, or 11.67%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991993-07-23
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain  
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
5.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains  
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau  
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau  
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau  
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau  
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau0 
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau  
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau  
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau  
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau  
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau  
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau  
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau  
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau  
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau  
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau  
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau  
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau  
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau  
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau  
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau  
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau  
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau  
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau  
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau  
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau  
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau  
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau  
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau  
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau  
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau  
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau  
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau  
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau  
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-13
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-13
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau  
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau  
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau  
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau  
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau Unknown
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau  
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau  
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-10
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0 
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau  
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau  
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau  
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-10
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau Unknown
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau  
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau  
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau  
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau  
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau  
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau  
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau  
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau  
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau  
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau  
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau  
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau  
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau  
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau  
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau  
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau  
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau  
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau  
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
118.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.


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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