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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (122 out of 133, or 91.73%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491965-04-15
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491965-04-15
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers10402000-11-15
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area21302006-09-21
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex15282006-09-22
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge3962006-04-24
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge12772006-04-24
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area24232006-04-27
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area6092000-11-16
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges20412000-11-16
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain6402000-11-12
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-04-24
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-04-24
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain20432000-11-15
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers5602006-09-16
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-04-25
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-04-25
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges9522006-10-19
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge7832006-10-20
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21481958-08
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21481958-08
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge13712006-09-18
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 2000-11-15
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges1202006-09-19
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge14482000-11-17
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain02000-11-15
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge4472000-11-17
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain 2005-10-25
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section6502006-03-31
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains14262005-10-21
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex1992006-09-20
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02006-03-31
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002000-11-14
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge4122006-09-18
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge11712006-09-17
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section11542006-03-31
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section11092001-02-26
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges14932001-06-04
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains7492005-10-21
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-19
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges8042001-09-11
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge3132006-09-20
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge12652006-03-31
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge10982006-09-18
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area4202001-05-22
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02006-03-31
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge8802006-03-31
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont7302006-09-18
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain1672001-05-22
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge4602000-11-17
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges2802001-09-13
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8442001-02-26
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge 2002-02-05
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area5682006-04-25
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area602006-04-24
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02001-06-05
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section4972006-03-31
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area202001-08-16
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont4012006-04-25
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont 2006-09-17
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section02006-04-27
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges 2001-04-30
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont832006-04-25
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont1402001-02-26
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont302006-06-04
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont202006-06-04
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont762006-06-04
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont502006-03-31
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont652001-02-26
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont322006-04-26
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont1002006-04-26
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont602006-04-26
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-05-30
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont1602006-04-26
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge402001-06-05
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont372006-06-01
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge972005-02-19
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge842001-05-30
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-05-30
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont102001-02-26
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont832001-09-12
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont102006-04-26
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont202001-09-12
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont102005-07-02
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont702006-04-26
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge302001-06-05
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-10-06 b
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-01
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge302001-06-05
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont102001-02-26
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 2004-01-08
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont702005-02-19
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont402004-11-05
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont102004-11-05
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont10 
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont402004-11-04
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont152006-07-02
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102006-12-09
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102006-05-31
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont10 
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-04
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-27
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402002-01-17
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402002-01-17
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont202001-02-27
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont302002-01-17
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont202004-11-04
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 Piedmont82005-07-02
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont252006-05-31
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-28
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont152002-01-16
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont132001-02-27
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont102004-01-08
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont332002-01-17
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva332001-02-28
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva282001-02-28
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont362001-02-28
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont232001-02-28
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont182002-01-16
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont32002-01-17
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont32006-12-11

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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