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Kentucky County High Points

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 AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau 
 AllenAllen County High Point980Central Cumberland Plateau 
 AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau 
 BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau 
 BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3440Cumberland-Stone Mountain80
 BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BoydBoyd County High Point1160Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau 
 BrackenBracken County High Point1020Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 
 BullittDawson Knob1000Central Cumberland Plateau 
 ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau 
 CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau 
 ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope960Central Cumberland Plateau20
 ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau 
 CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point1140Southern Cumberland Plateau 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau 
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau 
 ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau 
 FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 FlemingSand Mountain1440Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 FloydFloyd County High Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 FranklinWarfield BM950Central Cumberland Plateau 
 FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 GallatinGallatin County High Point940Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau 
 GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau 
 GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau 
 GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau 
 HardinBlueball Hill1040Central Cumberland Plateau 
 HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1939
 HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 HartFrenchman Knob1180Central Cumberland Plateau 
 HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau 
 HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau 
 HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau 
 JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau 
 JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2400Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 LarueLarue County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LaurelLaurel County High Point1780Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1340Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LesliePeters Knob2640Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3760Black Mountain 
 LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1460Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau 
 LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MadisonBear Mountain1680Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 MarionPutnam Knob1280Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains 
 McLeanBarrett Hill670Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MeadeBee Knob Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau 
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau 
 NelsonRohan Knob1100Central Cumberland Plateau 
 NicholasNicholas County High Point1080Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau 
 OldhamOldham County High Point930Central Cumberland Plateau 
 OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point1740Central Cumberland Plateau 
 PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 PerryDelphia Benchmark2560Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1700Central Cumberland Plateau40
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 RockcastleCruse Ridge1660Central Cumberland Plateau 
 RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau 
 ScottLeesburg Benchmark1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau 
 SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau 
 SpencerSpencer County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1220Central Cumberland Plateau 
 ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau 
 TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau 
 TrimbleFishers Ridge980Central Cumberland Plateau 
 UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau 
 WarrenPilot Knob960Central Cumberland Plateau 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau 
 WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau 
 WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau 
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2240Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
 WolfeWolfe County High Point1500Northern Cumberland Plateau 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 

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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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