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Connecticut County Prominence Peaks

RankCountyPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Ascent Date
1.LitchfieldNorth Preston Hill8801450Southern Taconic Range 
2.New HavenHanging Hills8301030Southern New England Upland 
3.MiddlesexHigby Mountain722892Southern New England Upland 
4.HartfordTalcott Mountain720950Southern New England Upland 
5.TollandBurley Hill6661316Southern New England Upland 
6.FairfieldTenmile Hill5501000Southern Taconic Range 
7.New LondonHearthstone Hill345515Southern New England Upland 
8.WindhamEkonk Hill300670Southern New England Upland 

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List Description

Seven of the eight Connecticut counties have a most prominent peak that is different from the county high point. Only Burley Hill in Tolland County is both the highest and most prominent peak in its county.

It is not certain that North Preston Hill is the most prominent peak in Connecticut. Preston Hill, a little bit south and located in New York State, could be higher, and if that is the case, then Litchfield County's most prominent peak is Ellsworth Hill, and the state prominence point is the Hanging Hills.

Acknowledgements

  • Compiled 2007 by Aaron Maizlish.
  • Reviewed 2007-2008 by Roy Schweiker and Edward Earl.

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