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Cumberland Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointHinch Mountain (3048 ft/929 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesKentucky (43%), Alabama (28%), Tennessee (26%), Mississippi (2%), Georgia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area78,672 sq mi / 203,762 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent471 mi / 758 km North-South
353 mi / 569 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 44' N; 85° 25' W
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Map of Cumberland Plateau
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cumberland Plateau.
Appalachian PlateausLevel 3 (Parent)
         Allegheny PlateauLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Catskill MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Allegheny MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Cumberland PlateauLevel 4
                 Northern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Walden RidgeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Far Southern Appalachian PlateausLevel 5 (Child)
         Cumberland MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Cumberland Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Hinch Mountain3048929Walden Ridge
2.Brady Mountain2920+890+Walden Ridge
3.Black Mountain2828862Walden Ridge
4.Holloway Ridge2680+817+Walden Ridge
5.Clayton Knob2460+750+Walden Ridge
6.Lookout Mountain-High Point2392729Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus
7.Lockhart Lookout Tower2382726Southern Cumberland Plateau
8.Sequatchie County High Point2380+725+Walden Ridge
9.Carmel Benchmark2231+680+Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus
10.Jakes Mountain2204672Southern Cumberland Plateau
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Hinch Mountain3048929Walden Ridge
2.Lookout Mountain-High Point2392729Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus
3.Lockhart Lookout Tower2382726Southern Cumberland Plateau
4.Green River Knob1789545Central Cumberland Plateau
5.Signal Knob Lookout1640500Northern Cumberland Plateau



Photos of Peaks in the Cumberland Plateau

Hinch Mountain
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Hinch Mountain summit area and locked FAA fence (2009-07-27). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Montgomery County High Point
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one of the high points for Montgomery county TN, permanent resident is Theadore Reynolds and he's been there since 1944 (2009-12-13). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Woodall Mountain
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summit boulder at Woodall Mountain placed by the Highpointer Association (2011-06-10). Photo by Tom Owen.
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