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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449970
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449970
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040181
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area213051
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex152824
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge39621
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge127729
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area242370
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area609152
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges204176
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain64046
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825171
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825171
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain204377
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers56059
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227272
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227272
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges95215
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783157
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148377
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148377
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge137156
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain027
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges12034
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge144839
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain045
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge44736
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain019
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650134
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains142621
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex19918
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section092
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90047
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge41263
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge117115
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1154143
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section110978
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges149324
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74921
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge021
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges80415
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge31317
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge126564
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex1759
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge109818
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area42046
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge045
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge88041
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge10912
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont73012
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain16717
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge46057
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges28015
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8448
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 7
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge015
57.CampbellLong Mountain1435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area57518
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area6023
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge37930
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section49712
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area2015
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont40111
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont015
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section07
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges026
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont8314
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont14019
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont3016
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 11
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge017
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont2010
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont7612
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont017
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont5022
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont6523
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont011
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont3217
78.FairfaxFairfax County High Point520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge23059
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont10010
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont6012
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont16020
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge4050
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont3712
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge9712
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge8460
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge046
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont1018
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont8313
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont1012
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont2017
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont1012
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont7011
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3039
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge041
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont09
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3043
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont1010
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 20
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont706
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont405
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont109
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont102
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont404
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont1512
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont1010
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont104
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont106
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont04
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont04
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont020
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont405
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont4011
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont208
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont3019
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont204
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont103
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont02
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 7
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont89
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont256
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 10
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont157
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont139
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont1012
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont06
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont336
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva3321
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva2820
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont3614
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont2310
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont186
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont314
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont37

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Virginia, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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