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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
53.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau195
77.AllenAllen County High Point970Central Cumberland Plateau95
87.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau90
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee25
110.McLeanBarrett Hill665Central Cumberland Plateau190
19.MadisonBear Mountain1670Central Cumberland Plateau260
67.MeadeBee Knob Hill1010Central Cumberland Plateau260
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1919
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3740Black Mountain320
65.HardinBlueball Hill1030Central Cumberland Plateau260
80.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau50
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau35
49.BoydBoyd County High Point1150Northern Cumberland Plateau460
67.BrackenBracken County High Point1010Northern Cumberland Plateau100
92.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau130
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau228
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 
79.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau13
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau212
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee45
92.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau135
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee135
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau45
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau117
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau198
53.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau230
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau390
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1650Central Cumberland Plateau180
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau103
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1130Southern Cumberland Plateau 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3420Cumberland-Stone Mountain40
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau135
75.BullittDawson Knob990Central Cumberland Plateau520
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2540Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau275
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau250
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau45
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge975Central Cumberland Plateau130
8.FloydFloyd County High Point2340Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains520
48.HartFrenchman Knob1170Central Cumberland Plateau400
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee23
88.GallatinGallatin County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau220
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303
70.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau50
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau130
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau699
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1690Central Cumberland Plateau20
45.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau110
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau210
80.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau75
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee25
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau234
47.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau403
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau65
80.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau50
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2380Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains280
9.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1072
55.LarueLarue County High Point1110Central Cumberland Plateau160
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1770Central Cumberland Plateau640
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1330Northern Cumberland Plateau280
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau317
61.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau130
61.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau130
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau330
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau505
28.LincolnLincoln County High Point1450Central Cumberland Plateau40
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau299
60.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau183
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau346
70.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau130
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee65
33.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau298
70.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau65
46.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1190Central Cumberland Plateau240
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau 
50.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau131
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau135
57.NicholasNicholas County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau100
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau105
91.OldhamOldham County High Point925Central Cumberland Plateau50
70.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau90
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1730Central Cumberland Plateau320
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau134
80.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau30
5.LesliePeters Knob2620Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains640
30.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau510
84.WarrenPilot Knob955Central Cumberland Plateau340
90.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau243
78.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau311
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope955Central Cumberland Plateau10
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains769
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2230Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains280
43.MarionPutnam Knob1270Central Cumberland Plateau360
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau193
69.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau79
56.NelsonRohan Knob1095Central Cumberland Plateau390
51.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau170
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains715
32.FlemingSand Mountain1430Northern Cumberland Plateau404
21.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau340
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau367
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point890Central Cumberland Plateau 
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau245
27.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau500
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains575
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau338
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1210Central Cumberland Plateau40
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau400
86.FranklinWarfield BM945Central Cumberland Plateau95
66.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau50
29.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau257
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau347
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau163
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1490Northern Cumberland Plateau330
70.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau65
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau601

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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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