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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Josh Carlson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 120, or 36.67%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain1262Black Mountain5792007-09
2.GrantGrant County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau122011-03-26
3.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point274Central Cumberland Plateau822011-07-30
4.CrittendenWilson Hill257Central Cumberland Plateau1042013-04-03
4.UnionChalybeate Hills205Central Cumberland Plateau592013-04-03
6.TrimbleFishers Ridge296Central Cumberland Plateau372015-01-06
7.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark362Central Cumberland Plateau1212015-06-22
7.FranklinWarfield BM287Central Cumberland Plateau242015-06-22
7.SpencerSpencer County High Point268Central Cumberland Plateau02015-06-22
10.ToddPilot Rock294Central Cumberland Plateau932015-10-07
10.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope290Central Cumberland Plateau02015-10-07
10.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point232Central Cumberland Plateau402015-10-07
10.McLeanBarrett Hill201Central Cumberland Plateau552015-10-07
14.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee402018-06-19
14.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee182018-06-19
14.BallardBallard County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee62018-06-19
17.CallowayCalloway County High Point195Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee122018-06-20
17.GravesGraves County High Point177Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee02018-06-20
17.MarshallMarshall County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee22018-06-20
17.HickmanHickman County High Point155Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee62018-06-20
17.FultonFulton County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee72018-06-20
22.BoydBoyd County High Point347Northern Cumberland Plateau1342018-06-26
23.HancockHancock County High Point256Central Cumberland Plateau642018-12-29
23.OhioOhio County High Point244Central Cumberland Plateau302018-12-29
23.DaviessDaviess County High Point207Central Cumberland Plateau402018-12-29
23.HendersonWolf Hills179Central Cumberland Plateau482018-12-29
27.BoyleParksville Knob416Central Cumberland Plateau382018-12-30
27.MarionPutnam Knob384Central Cumberland Plateau1042018-12-30
27.LarueLarue County High Point335Central Cumberland Plateau432018-12-30
27.NelsonRohan Knob332Central Cumberland Plateau1162018-12-30
27.HardinBlueball Hill311Central Cumberland Plateau732018-12-30
27.WashingtonWashington County High Point311Central Cumberland Plateau122018-12-30
27.MeadeBee Knob Hill305Central Cumberland Plateau732018-12-30
27.MercerMercer County High Point305Central Cumberland Plateau182018-12-30
27.AndersonAnderson County High Point287Central Cumberland Plateau242018-12-30
27.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau372018-12-30
37.OwenOwen County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau242018-12-31
37.BooneBoone County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau122018-12-31
37.HenryHenry County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau212018-12-31
37.KentonKenton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau122018-12-31
37.CarrollCarroll County High Point283Northern Cumberland Plateau122018-12-31
37.OldhamOldham County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau122018-12-31
37.CampbellCampbell County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau402018-12-31
37.GallatinGallatin County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau612018-12-31
 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 
 RockcastleCruse Ridge500Central Cumberland Plateau49 
 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 
 ElliottElliott County High Point415Northern Cumberland Plateau73 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point402Northern Cumberland Plateau79 
 CarterCarter County High Point398Northern Cumberland Plateau33 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point366Central Cumberland Plateau6 
 GreenupGreenup County High Point366Northern Cumberland Plateau30 
 MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point360Central Cumberland Plateau67 
 HartFrenchman Knob354Central Cumberland Plateau116 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point348Central Cumberland Plateau37 
 RussellRussell County High Point347Central Cumberland Plateau49 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point341Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
 ClarkClark County High Point341Northern Cumberland Plateau67 
 AdairAdair County High Point341Central Cumberland Plateau59 
 JessamineJessamine County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
 FayetteFayette County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau12 
 BarrenLoves Knob326Central Cumberland Plateau54 
 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 
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point308Northern Cumberland Plateau21 
 BrackenBracken County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau24 
 MasonMason County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau37 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau18 
 BullittDawson Knob299Central Cumberland Plateau152 
 GraysonBuzzard Ridge294Central Cumberland Plateau1 
 AllenAllen County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau26 
 PendletonPendleton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau6 
 WarrenPilot Knob290Central Cumberland Plateau101 
 SimpsonPilot Knob283Central Cumberland Plateau73 
 JeffersonSouth Park Hills275Central Cumberland Plateau110 
 LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW265Central Cumberland Plateau57 
 ButlerButler County High Point250Central Cumberland Plateau0 
 TriggBuie Knob248Central Cumberland Plateau68 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point234Central Cumberland Plateau63 
 LivingstonLockhart Bluff230Central Cumberland Plateau90 
 HopkinsHopkins County High Point222Central Cumberland Plateau70 
 LyonLeitch BM204Central Cumberland Plateau  
 WebsterSteamport Hill195Central Cumberland Plateau73 

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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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