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Kentucky County High Points

Showing Annette Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (87 out of 120, or 72.5%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain18991992-11-28
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain  
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain02001-05-06
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2004-09-05
5.LesliePeters Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2006-07-02
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2004-09-05
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2012-06-10
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2012-06-10
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2006-07-02
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains  
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-04-20
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau  
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau  
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-27
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-27
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau02002-04-20
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau  
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-07-26
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau 2007-05-26
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-07-26
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau  
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau  
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-31
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-30
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau  
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-31
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau  
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau  
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau  
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-29
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau  
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau 2002-10-11
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau  
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-30
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-28
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-27
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau  
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau 2006-10-13
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau  
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau 2006-05-29
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau 2002-10-11
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau  
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-26
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau 2000-11-18
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau  
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-04-20
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau 2002-10-13
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau 2002-01-19
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau 2002-10-11
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau  
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-26
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-07-21
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau  
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau 2002-06-10
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-28
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2001-07-21
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2001-07-21
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-27
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau  
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau  
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-05-29
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau 2008-10-09
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau 2008-10-09
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau  
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau 2004-02-14
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau 2000-12-03
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-04-09
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau  
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-19
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau 2004-02-14
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-15
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau02000-12-03
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau 2001-05-25
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-26
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-26
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau 2004-02-14
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 2004-02-14
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 2011-07-15
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-24
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau 2011-04-09
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-05-27
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-05-26
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-06-23
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau 2000-12-03
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau 2000-05-27
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-05-27
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-06-21
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau 2002-05-27
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau 2000-12-03
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau  
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau 1999-09-10
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau  
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau  
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau 1999-09-12
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-06-21
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau  
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2001-02-04
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau  
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau 2003-06-21
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-25
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-24
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2001-12-15
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-24
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2001-02-04
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2001-12-15
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2004-01-24

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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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