Southern Cumberland Plateau

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointLockhart Lookout Tower (2382 ft/726 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (77%), Alabama (15%), Kentucky (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area20,909 sq mi / 54,155 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent195 mi / 314 km North-South
238 mi / 384 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 47' N; 86° 26' W
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Map of Southern Cumberland Plateau
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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 Southern Cumberland Plateau.
Cumberland PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5
         Walden RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Far Southern Appalachian PlateausLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Southern Cumberland Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Lockhart Lookout Tower2382726 
2.Jakes Mountain2204672 
3.Smartt Mountain2142653 
4.Nichols Mountain2100+640+ 
5.Short Mountain2092638 
6.Robin Ridge2080+634+ 
7.Vance Mountain2080+634+ 
8.Basin Mountain2069631 
9.Sewanee Benchmark2039621 
10.Big Hill Lookout Tower2035620 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Southern Cumberland Plateau

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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