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

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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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