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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Alexandra Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (94 out of 120, or 78.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991996-03-24
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain280 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain02001-05-06
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains7492004-09-05
5.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains6002006-07-02
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4402004-09-05
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains240 
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1062 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains480 
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains555 
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2602006-07-02
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains705 
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6892002-04-20
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau380 
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau6202006-05-27
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau3002006-05-27
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau02002-04-20
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau240 
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3202007-05-26
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau1602001-07-26
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau932001-07-26
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau380 
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau326 
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau5912004-05-31
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau4802002-06-07
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau3202004-05-30
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau2472004-05-31
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau500 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau202006-05-29
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau495 
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau288 
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3942004-05-29
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3202002-10-11
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252 
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3282004-05-30
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau3072006-05-28
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1242001-05-27
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau240 
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau2602006-10-13
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau107 
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3402006-05-29
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1002002-10-11
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau202006-05-29
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau398 
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2202001-03-10
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau3802000-11-18
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1212001-03-10
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4402002-10-13
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1602002-04-20
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau2202002-10-11
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau195 
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 2002-01-19
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1402001-05-26
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3802001-07-21
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau60 
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau402002-06-10
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau1782001-05-28
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1202001-07-21
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1202001-07-21
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau302003-05-24
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1202001-05-27
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau2402001-11-17
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau40 
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau692003-05-24
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2402001-11-17
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1202004-05-29
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau802003-05-24
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau602008-10-09
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau602008-10-09
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau402003-05-24
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau500 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau1202004-02-14
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau3062000-12-03
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau3 
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau852001-03-10
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau702004-02-14
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402011-07-15
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau402011-07-19
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau202003-05-24
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau3302001-05-25
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau02000-12-03
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau802003-05-26
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau802003-05-26
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau402004-02-14
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau2382001-02-24
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau2002003-05-24
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau1302011-07-15
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1202001-11-17
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau402004-02-14
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau362 
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau2702002-05-27
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-26
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1882002-06-23
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau3422000-12-03
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2102002-05-27
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-05-27
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2232003-06-21
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1002002-05-27
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau2072000-12-03
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau1302001-02-24
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau2941999-09-10
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau229 
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1302001-02-24
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau1931999-09-12
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-06-21
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau1802001-02-24
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau2402003-06-21
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee402001-02-04
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau1582003-06-21
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-25
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1302004-01-24
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee82001-12-15
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202004-01-24
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee602001-12-15
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee232001-02-04
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee202004-01-24

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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