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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Jason Potkay's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (31 out of 133, or 23.31%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491102 
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491102 
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040209 
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area213057 
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex152825 
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge39622 
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge127732 
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area242384 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area609169 
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges204194 
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain64052 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28251992014-06-15
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28251992014-06-15
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain204392 
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers56061 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227280 
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge227280 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges95217 
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783178 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21484492012-05-18 b
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21484492012-05-18 b
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge137166 
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain029 
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges12038 
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge144842 
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain049 
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge44740 
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain021 
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section6501522012-08-04 b
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains142622 
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex19920 
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section0992013-03-24 a
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge90050 
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge41271 
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge117117 
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section11541572012-02-04 d
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section110985 
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges1493262016-08-08 b
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74922 
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge024 
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges804192022-02-06 b
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge31321 
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge1265712012-09-02 c
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex17512 
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge109821 
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area420542015-03-29 b
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0502012-09-02 b
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge880452012-09-02 a
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge10913 
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont73014 
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain167232015-03-29 a
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge460732014-06-14
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges28016 
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8449 
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 8 
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge018 
57.CampbellLong Mountain1435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area57521 
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area6028 
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge37934 
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section49713 
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area2018 
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont40112 
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont017 
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section08 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges0292014-09-06 b
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont8316 
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont14021 
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont3018 
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 16 
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge022 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont2012 
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont7613 
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont019 
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont5026 
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont6531 
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont014 
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont3219 
78.FairfaxFairfax County High Point520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge23068 
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont10012 
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont6016 
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont16023 
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40562016-03-19 b
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont3713 
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge9712 
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge84692010-10-30
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0532016-03-19 c
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont1019 
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont8317 
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont1015 
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont20202019-09-20
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont1014 
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont70142013-08-18
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30432012-09-09 a
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0472012-09-09 b
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont010 
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30492010-07-24
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont1011 
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 232019-09-20
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont707 
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont406 
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont1011 
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont103 
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont406 
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont1514 
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont1012 
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont105 
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont107 
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont05 
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont024 
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont07 
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont407 
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont40122008-09-12
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont209 
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont30242008-09-11
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont205 
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont104 
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont04 
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 15 
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont810 
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont258 
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 15 
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont158 
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont1310 
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont10142008-09-11
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont08 
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont337 
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva3326 
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva2825 
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont36162008-09-09
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont23122015-08-13
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont1810 
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont3162014-08-17
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont39 

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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