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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.MadisonBear Mountain1680Central Cumberland Plateau280Unknown
1.RockcastleCruse Ridge1660Central Cumberland Plateau200Unknown
1.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau113Unknown
1.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau240Unknown
1.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau40Unknown
1.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau60Unknown
1.TrimbleFishers Ridge980Central Cumberland Plateau140Unknown
1.GallatinGallatin County High Point940Northern Cumberland Plateau240Unknown
1.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau50Unknown
10.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain19391993-07-23
11.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau602004-05-10
11.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau1402004-05-10
13.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau1402004-05-13
13.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau1402004-05-13
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3760Black Mountain360 
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3440Cumberland-Stone Mountain80 
 PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains789 
 LeslieChestnut Knob2640Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2560Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains520 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2400Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains320 
 FloydFloyd County High Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains560 
 KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1082 
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2240Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains300 
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains595 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains725 
 CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau709 
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau166 
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau400 
 LaurelLaurel County High Point1780Central Cumberland Plateau660 
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point1740Central Cumberland Plateau340 
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1700Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau360 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau420 
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau366 
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau611 
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1500Northern Cumberland Plateau340 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau520 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1460Central Cumberland Plateau60 
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau267 
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau520 
 FlemingSand Mountain1440Northern Cumberland Plateau414 
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau515 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau308 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
 LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau340 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
 BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau348 
 LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau327 
 BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau144 
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau260 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1340Northern Cumberland Plateau300 
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau127 
 MarionPutnam Knob1280Central Cumberland Plateau380 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1220Central Cumberland Plateau60 
 GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau260 
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau408 
 HartFrenchman Knob1180Central Cumberland Plateau420 
 BoydBoyd County High Point1160Northern Cumberland Plateau480 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau141 
 RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau180 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point1140Southern Cumberland Plateau40 
 AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau195 
 LarueLarue County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau180 
 NelsonRohan Knob1100Central Cumberland Plateau400 
 NicholasNicholas County High Point1080Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau70 
 FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau50 
 BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau188 
 GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau140 
 HardinBlueball Hill1040Central Cumberland Plateau280 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau60 
 BrackenBracken County High Point1020Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 MeadeBee Knob Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau280 
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau89 
 MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau140 
 MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau70 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau70 
 BullittDawson Knob1000Central Cumberland Plateau540 
 OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
 AllenAllen County High Point980Central Cumberland Plateau105 
 ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau316 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau23 
 WarrenPilot Knob960Central Cumberland Plateau350 
 ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope960Central Cumberland Plateau20 
 BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau60 
 HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau80 
 PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau40 
 FranklinWarfield BM950Central Cumberland Plateau110 
 AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau100 
 OldhamOldham County High Point930Central Cumberland Plateau60 
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau248 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau140 
 JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau372 
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau280 
 SpencerSpencer County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau198 
 CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau352 
 HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau210 
 ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau233 
 OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau110 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau217 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau140 
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau304 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau239 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau140 
 UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau203 
 LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau  
 McLeanBarrett Hill670Central Cumberland Plateau200 
 CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee50 
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau250 
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau168 
 GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee10 
 CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee140 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8 
 HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee30 
 FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee23 
 McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee70 
 BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee30 

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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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