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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 Mountain280
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain0
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains749
5.LeslieChestnut Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains400
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains440
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 Mountains260
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains705
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau689
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau166
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau380
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau620
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau300
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau0
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau240
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau320
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau160
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau93
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau380
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau326
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau591
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau480
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau320
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau247
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau500
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau20
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau495
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau288
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau394
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau320
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau303
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau252
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau328
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau307
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau124
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau240
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau260
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau107
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau340
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau100
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau20
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau398
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau220
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau380
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau121
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau440
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau160
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau220
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau195
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau0
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau140
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau380
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau60
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau40
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau178
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau120
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau80
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau30
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau120
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau240
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau40
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau69
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau240
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau120
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau80
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau80
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau60
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau60
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau40
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau500
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau120
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau306
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau3
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau85
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau70
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau40
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau40
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau20
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau330
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau0
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau80
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau80
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau40
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau238
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau200
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau130
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau120
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau40
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau362
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau270
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau0
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau188
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau342
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau210
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau0
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau223
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau100
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau207
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau130
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau294
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau229
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau130
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau193
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau180
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau240
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee40
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau158
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee0
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee130
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee8
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee20
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee60
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee23
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee20

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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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