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Connecticut County Prominence Peaks

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RankCountyPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)HPAscentsAscent Date
1.HartfordTalcott Mountain729959Southern New England Upland135 
2.TollandBurley Hill6711321Southern New England UplandHP100 
3.New HavenHanging Hills8271022Southern New England Upland87 
4.FairfieldTenmile Hill547997Southern Taconic Range71 
5.MiddlesexHigby Mountain723893Southern New England Upland55 
6.LitchfieldNorth Preston Hill8771447Southern Taconic Range33 
7.WindhamEkonk Hill304674Southern New England Upland27 
8.New LondonHearthstone Hill352517Southern New England Upland15 

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List Description

Seven of the eight Connecticut counties have a most prominent peak that is different from the county high point. Only Burley Hill in Tolland County is both the highest and most prominent peak in its county.

It is not certain that North Preston Hill is the most prominent peak in Connecticut. Preston Hill, a little bit south and located in New York State, could be higher, and if that is the case, then Litchfield County's most prominent peak is Ellsworth Hill, and the state prominence point is the Hanging Hills.

Acknowledgements

  • Compiled 2007 by Aaron Maizlish.
  • Reviewed 2007-2008 by Roy Schweiker and Edward Earl.

Links

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