Northern Cumberland Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBig A Mountain (3706 ft/1130 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesVirginia (62%), West Virginia (20%), Kentucky (18%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,103 sq mi / 5,447 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent52 mi / 84 km North-South
76 mi / 122 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 16' N; 81° 56' W
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Map of Northern Cumberland Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Cumberland Mountains.
Cumberland MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5
         Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cumberland-Stone MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Cumberland Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Big A Mountain37061130 
2.Peak 29382938896 
3.Wise 10 Benchmark2893882 
4.Smith Ridge2776846 
5.Peak 21322132650 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Cumberland Mountains

Big A Mountain
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Big A Mountain in Virginia and its radio towers in winter. Photo by G.L. Honaker, Jr (2008-01-26).
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