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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Evan Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 120, or 6.67%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain19191989-05-17
2.HartFrenchman Knob1170Central Cumberland Plateau4001998-04-17
2.HardinBlueball Hill1030Central Cumberland Plateau2601998-04-17
2.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau3671998-04-17
5.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau1831998-04-18
6.FranklinWarfield BM945Central Cumberland Plateau951998-04-19
6.OldhamOldham County High Point925Central Cumberland Plateau501998-04-19
8.RockcastleCruse Ridge1650Central Cumberland Plateau1801998-04-19 c
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3740Black Mountain320 
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3420Cumberland-Stone Mountain40 
 PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains769 
 LeslieChestnut Knob2620Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains440 
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2540Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2380Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains280 
 FloydFloyd County High Point2340Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains520 
 KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1072 
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains575 
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2230Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains280 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains715 
 CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau699 
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau166 
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau390 
 LaurelLaurel County High Point1770Central Cumberland Plateau640 
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point1730Central Cumberland Plateau320 
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1690Central Cumberland Plateau20 
 MadisonBear Mountain1670Central Cumberland Plateau260 
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau340 
 JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau103 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau400 
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau346 
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau601 
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1490Northern Cumberland Plateau330 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau500 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1450Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau257 
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau510 
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau505 
 FlemingSand Mountain1430Northern Cumberland Plateau404 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau298 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
 LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau330 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
 BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau338 
 LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau317 
 BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau134 
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau250 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1330Northern Cumberland Plateau280 
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau117 
 MarionPutnam Knob1270Central Cumberland Plateau360 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1210Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau110 
 MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1190Central Cumberland Plateau240 
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau403 
 BoydBoyd County High Point1150Northern Cumberland Plateau460 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau131 
 RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau170 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point1130Southern Cumberland Plateau20 
 ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau230 
 AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau195 
 LarueLarue County High Point1110Central Cumberland Plateau160 
 NelsonRohan Knob1095Central Cumberland Plateau390 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau65 
 FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau45 
 NicholasNicholas County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
 HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau130 
 ScottLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau130 
 BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau35 
 GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau50 
 MeadeBee Knob Hill1010Central Cumberland Plateau260 
 BrackenBracken County High Point1010Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau79 
 GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau50 
 OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau90 
 MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau130 
 MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau65 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau65 
 BullittDawson Knob990Central Cumberland Plateau520 
 TrimbleFishers Ridge975Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 AllenAllen County High Point970Central Cumberland Plateau95 
 ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau311 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau13 
 BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau50 
 HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau75 
 PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau30 
 KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau50 
 WarrenPilot Knob955Central Cumberland Plateau340 
 ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope955Central Cumberland Plateau10 
 AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau90 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau45 
 GallatinGallatin County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau220 
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau243 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau130 
 CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau135 
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau275 
 SpencerSpencer County High Point890Central Cumberland Plateau20 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau193 
 CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau347 
 HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau210 
 ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau228 
 OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau105 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau212 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau135 
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau299 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau234 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau135 
 UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau198 
 LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
 McLeanBarrett Hill665Central Cumberland Plateau190 
 CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee45 
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau245 
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau163 
 GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee5 
 CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee135 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
 HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee25 
 FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee23 
 McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee65 
 BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee25 

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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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