Black Mountain, Kentucky

Prominence: 1899 ft, 579 m

Elevation: 4139 feet, 1262 meters

Approx. Isolation: 14.72 mi, 23.68 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4139 ft / 1262 m
SubpeaksBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak (3720 ft/1134 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 54' 51'' N; 82° 53' 38'' W
36.914158, -82.893831 (Dec Deg)
331296E 4087025N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceKentucky (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionHarlan (Highest Point)

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     Black Mountain at Trip Report for Harlan, KY by Ron Tagliapietra Trip Report for Harlan, KY by Thomas Harper

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Lists that contain Black Mountain:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #499)
     United States State High Points (plus DC) (Rank #27)
     U.S. State High Points (Rank #27)
     Southeast USA Peaks Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #29)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #119)
     Most Prominent Peaks of the U.S. States (Rank #27)
     Kentucky County High Points (Rank #1)
     Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points (Rank #25)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #66)
     United States State/Territory High Points (Rank #28)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #63)
     "Helman Counties"-Greatest Elevation Differential (Rank #26)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Fifty State Summits, Guide with Maps to State Highpoints (Zumwalt)
       Highpoints of the United States: A Guide to the Fifty State Summits (Holmes)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1991-07-11 by Dennis Stewart
     2006-04-12 by Doug Urban
     2007-03-24 by John Hasch
     2009-03-23 by Walter Blume
     2010-05-11 by Clarence Mayo
     2010-06-01 by Jamie Bakken
     2011-02-19 by Tom Layton
     2011-05-15 by William Musser
     2011-08-19 by Ron Stangeland
     2012-03-02 by Tye Scott
     2012-04-24 by Ed Wandall
     2012-06-27 by Alan Barber
     2012-08-27 by Andrew DeFeo
     2013-06-22 by Boyd Harter
     2013-07-04 by Andrew Hollis
     2013-07-17 by Peter Stone
     2013-09-08 by Maxwell Rubesch
     2014-04-13 by Andrew Rankine (GPS Track)
     2014-05-20 by Evan Nickel
     2015-06-11 by Blake Bohn

View ascents of peak by registered members (260 total)

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Black Mountain, Kentucky and the radar dome nearby (1984-08-19).
Web Map LinksAcme Mapper   MyTopo   Gmap4   TopoQuest
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1899 ft/579 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1939 ft/591 m
  Line Parent: Short Mountain
  Key Col: Bowen Gap    2240 ft/683 m
Isolation14.72 mi/23.68 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    High Knob  (E)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Cumberland Mountains
Range5: Black Mountain (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsOhio
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapBenham O36082h8 1:24,000
Route #1 Dirt Road
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