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King Philip Mountain, Connecticut


Prominence: 30 ft, 9 m

Elevation: 910+ feet, 277+ meters


Approx. Isolation: 0.52 mi, 0.84 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 910 - 920 ft
    (10-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 909 ft / 277 m
    (Range 909 - 919 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Talcott Mountain
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)41° 49' 53'' N; 72° 47' 50'' W
41.831344, -72.797192 (Dec Deg)
682917E 4633397N Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceConnecticut
County/Second Level RegionHartford
City/TownSimsbury
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-05-28 by Steve Fentner
     2011-06-16 by Ben Lostracco
     2013-05-01 by David Darby (GPS Track)

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This mountain was named after the Indian leader Metacomet, called King Philip by the early settlers.

From the history section of the web site for the Town of Simsbury, Connecticut:

"In 1676, Indian disputes erupted into King Philip's War, and in March Simsbury was attacked by a group of Philip's warriors and burned to the ground. According to legend, their leader, King Philip, sat in the large cave on Talcott Mountain to view the spectacle. It is still called the Metacomet Ridge."

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 30 ft/9 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 50 ft/15 m
  Line Parent: Talcott Mountain
  Key Col: 880 ft/268 m
Isolation0.52 mi/0.84 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Talcott Mountain  (S)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: New England Upland
Range5: Southern New England Upland
Drainage Basins
Connecticut
Long Island Sound
Atlantic Ocean

Farmington
Connecticut
Long Island Sound
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapAvon O41072g7 1:24,000



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