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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Evan Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 120, or 6.67%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain1262Black Mountain5791989-05-17
2.HartFrenchman Knob354Central Cumberland Plateau1161998-04-17
2.HardinBlueball Hill311Central Cumberland Plateau731998-04-17
2.JeffersonSouth Park Hills275Central Cumberland Plateau1101998-04-17
5.BarrenLoves Knob326Central Cumberland Plateau541998-04-18
6.FranklinWarfield BM287Central Cumberland Plateau241998-04-19
6.OldhamOldham County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau121998-04-19
8.RockcastleCruse Ridge500Central Cumberland Plateau491998-04-19 c
 LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak1134Black Mountain85 
 BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark1036Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains228 
 LeslieChestnut Knob792Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains122 
 PerryDelphia Benchmark768Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains134 
 KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point719Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains73 
 KnoxKnox County High Point708Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains324 
 FloydFloyd County High Point707Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains146 
 ClaySugar Gap Northeast681Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains169 
 WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point677Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains79 
 McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain660Southern Cumberland Mountains215 
 CaseyGreen River Knob545Central Cumberland Plateau210 
 WayneMiller Benchmark545Southern Cumberland Plateau51 
 ClintonClinton County High Point543Southern Cumberland Plateau116 
 LaurelLaurel County High Point536Central Cumberland Plateau189 
 OwsleyOwsley County High Point524Central Cumberland Plateau91 
 PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope512Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 MadisonBear Mountain506Central Cumberland Plateau73 
 MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout500Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
 JacksonCruse Ridge498Central Cumberland Plateau28 
 BreathittTenmile Benchmark494Northern Cumberland Plateau116 
 MartinMartin County High Point490Northern Cumberland Plateau99 
 EstillZion Mountain461Central Cumberland Plateau180 
 WolfeWolfe County High Point451Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
 JohnsonStuffley Knob451Northern Cumberland Plateau146 
 MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain441Northern Cumberland Plateau75 
 PowellPilot Knob439Northern Cumberland Plateau152 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point439Central Cumberland Plateau6 
 RowanLimestone Knob437Northern Cumberland Plateau151 
 MenifeeMenifee County High Point435Northern Cumberland Plateau88 
 FlemingSand Mountain433Northern Cumberland Plateau120 
 MorganMorgan County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau77 
 LewisLewis County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
 GarrardGarrard County High Point427Central Cumberland Plateau92 
 BathTater Knob423Northern Cumberland Plateau100 
 LeeLee County High Point417Central Cumberland Plateau94 
 BoyleParksville Knob416Central Cumberland Plateau38 
 ElliottElliott County High Point415Northern Cumberland Plateau73 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point402Northern Cumberland Plateau79 
 CarterCarter County High Point398Northern Cumberland Plateau33 
 MarionPutnam Knob384Central Cumberland Plateau104 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point366Central Cumberland Plateau6 
 GreenupGreenup County High Point366Northern Cumberland Plateau30 
 ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark362Central Cumberland Plateau121 
 MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point360Central Cumberland Plateau67 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point348Central Cumberland Plateau37 
 RussellRussell County High Point347Central Cumberland Plateau49 
 BoydBoyd County High Point347Northern Cumberland Plateau134 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point341Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
 ClarkClark County High Point341Northern Cumberland Plateau67 
 AdairAdair County High Point341Central Cumberland Plateau59 
 LarueLarue County High Point335Central Cumberland Plateau43 
 NelsonRohan Knob332Central Cumberland Plateau116 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
 FayetteFayette County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau37 
 ScottLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau37 
 NicholasNicholas County High Point323Northern Cumberland Plateau24 
 BourbonBourbon County High Point320Northern Cumberland Plateau9 
 GreenGreen County High Point317Central Cumberland Plateau37 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point311Central Cumberland Plateau12 
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point308Northern Cumberland Plateau21 
 MeadeBee Knob Hill305Central Cumberland Plateau73 
 GrantGrant County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 OwenOwen County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau24 
 BrackenBracken County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau24 
 MasonMason County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau37 
 MercerMercer County High Point305Central Cumberland Plateau18 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
 BullittDawson Knob299Central Cumberland Plateau152 
 TrimbleFishers Ridge296Central Cumberland Plateau37 
 ToddPilot Rock294Central Cumberland Plateau93 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge294Central Cumberland Plateau1 
 AllenAllen County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau26 
 BooneBoone County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 HenryHenry County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau21 
 PendletonPendleton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau6 
 KentonKenton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 WarrenPilot Knob290Central Cumberland Plateau101 
 ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope290Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 AndersonAnderson County High Point287Central Cumberland Plateau24 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point283Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 SimpsonPilot Knob283Central Cumberland Plateau73 
 BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau37 
 CampbellCampbell County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau40 
 GallatinGallatin County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau61 
 EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point274Central Cumberland Plateau82 
 SpencerSpencer County High Point268Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW265Central Cumberland Plateau57 
 CrittendenWilson Hill257Central Cumberland Plateau104 
 HancockHancock County High Point256Central Cumberland Plateau64 
 ButlerButler County High Point250Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 TriggBuie Knob248Central Cumberland Plateau68 
 OhioOhio County High Point244Central Cumberland Plateau30 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point234Central Cumberland Plateau63 
 MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point232Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff230Central Cumberland Plateau90 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point222Central Cumberland Plateau70 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point207Central Cumberland Plateau40 
 UnionChalybeate Hills205Central Cumberland Plateau59 
 LyonLeitch BM204Central Cumberland Plateau  
 McLeanBarrett Hill201Central Cumberland Plateau55 
 CallowayCalloway County High Point195Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee12 
 WebsterSteamport Hill195Central Cumberland Plateau73 
 HendersonWolf Hills179Central Cumberland Plateau48 
 GravesGraves County High Point177Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee0 
 CarlisleCarlisle County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee40 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2 
 HickmanHickman County High Point155Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee6 
 FultonFulton County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee7 
 McCrackenMcCracken County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee18 
 BallardBallard County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee6 

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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 Kentucky, 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified.


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