Hill Cumorah, New York

Prominence: 130 ft, 39 m

Elevation: 700+ feet, 213+ meters

True Isolation: 2.55 mi, 4.1 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 700 - 710 ft
    (10-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 699 ft / 213 m
    (Range 699 - 709 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)43° 0' 23'' N, 77° 13' 27'' W
43.006291, -77.224221 (Dec Deg)
318723 E 4763914 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew York
County/Second Level RegionOntario

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 10
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 10)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2006-07-12 by Andy Adams

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Peak Description

Hill Cumorah is a north-south trending drumlin (a hill left by retreating glaciers). It is best known as the place where, according to Mormon Church tradition, the prophet Joseph Smith found the golden plates that were the source of the Book of Mormon. The land is currently owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and they maintain a visitor center on the site. Every July a large outdoor pageant is held here to commemorate Smith's discovery.

This hill is one of the highest points in the area, and the skyscrapers of Rochester can be seen to the west on clear days from the summit. If the Wayne/Ontario county line were a few miles south of its current location, it would have been a contender for the highest point in Wayne County. But it lies instead in Ontario County, in the Town of Manchester (not in the Town of Palmyra, which is the closest population center, to the north in Wayne County).

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 130 ft/39 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 150 ft/45 m
  Key Col: 570 ft/174 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.55 mi/4.1 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 42.9983, -77.2733
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    East Johnson Hill  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Appalachian Plateaus
Range4: Allegheny Plateau
Range5: Finger Lakes
Drainage BasinsLake Ontario
St. Lawrence
Gulf of St. Lawrence
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapPalmyra O43077a2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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