Black Mountain

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBlack Mountain (4139 ft/1262 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesKentucky (66%), Virginia (34%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area606 sq mi / 1,570 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent30 mi / 48 km North-South
59 mi / 95 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 54' N; 83° 7' W
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Map of Black Mountain
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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 Black Mountain.
Cumberland MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black MountainLevel 5
         Cumberland-Stone MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Black Mountain

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Black Mountain41391262 
2.The Doubles4080+1244+ 
3.Stonega 21 Benchmark3840+1170+ 
4.Indian Mountain3800+1158+ 
5.Bluff Spur3760+1146+ 
6.Black Mountain-Peak 370037001128 
7.Potato Hill3680+1122+ 
8.Little Black Mountain-North Spur Summit3640+1109+ 
9.Little Black Mountain-Central Summit3640+1109+ 
10.Little Black Mountain-Dominion Benchmark3640+1109+ 
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 Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Black Mountain, Kentucky and the radar dome nearby (1984-08-19).
Stonega 21 Benchmark
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The orange/red-white pipe is a surveyor stake? (2020-05-25). Photo by Powen Ru.
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Black Mountain-Northeast High Peak
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Glad this one is over with... (2019-10-25). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Little Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark
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The rocky nubbin of Chunklick BM is waiting (2018-04-29). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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