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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1899
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
5.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains 
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau 
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau 
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau 
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau 
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau 
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau0
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau 
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau 
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau 
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau 
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau 
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau 
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau 
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau 
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau 
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau 
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau 
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau 
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau 
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau 
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau 
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau 
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau 
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau 
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau 
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau 
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau 
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau 
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau 
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau 
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau 
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau 
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau 
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau 
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau 
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau 
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau 
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau 
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau 
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau 
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau 
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau 
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau 
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau 
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau 
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau 
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau 
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau 
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau 
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau 
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau 
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau 
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau 
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau 
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau 
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau 
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau 
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau 
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau 
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau 
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau 
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau 
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau 
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau 
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau 
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau 
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau 
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau 
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau 
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau 
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau 
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau 
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau 
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau 
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 

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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 Kentucky, 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by John Hasch via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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