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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
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.


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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