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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers2449
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2130
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1528
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge1277
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2423
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area609
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2041
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain640
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2043
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers560
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges952
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge1371
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges120
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge1448
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain0
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge447
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain 
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains1426
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex199
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section0
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge900
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge412
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge1171
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1154
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section1109
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges1493
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains749
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge 
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges804
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge313
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge1265
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex 
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge1098
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area420
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge880
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont730
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain167
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge460
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges280
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont844
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge 
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area568
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area60
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section497
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area20
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont401
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont 
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section0
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont83
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont140
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont30
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont20
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont76
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont 
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont50
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont65
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont 
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont32
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont100
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont60
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont160
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont37
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge97
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge84
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont10
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont83
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont10
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont20
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont10
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont70
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont10
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont70
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont40
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont10
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont10
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont40
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont15
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont10
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont10
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont10
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont 
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont40
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont40
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont20
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont30
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont20
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont10
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont 
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont8
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont25
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont15
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont13
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont10
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont33
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva33
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva28
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont36
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont23
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont18
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont3
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont3

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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 Virginia, 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.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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