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Kentucky County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1899747
2.LetcherBlack Mountain - Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain28010
3.BellCumberland Mountain - Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain015
4.PikePine Mountain - Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74922
5.LeslieChestnut Knob2600Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4006
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark2520Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4404
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2360Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2401
8.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains10629
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2320Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4802
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains5554
11.WhitleyPine Mountain - Whitley County High Point2220Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2607
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains7057
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6898
14.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau1661
15.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau3803
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point1760Central Cumberland Plateau6207
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1720Central Cumberland Plateau3004
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob - Southeast Slope1680Central Cumberland Plateau08
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau2409
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3204
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau16016
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau938
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau3800
24.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau3261
25.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau5913
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau4803
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point1480Northern Cumberland Plateau3204
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau2475
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau5007
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau207
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau4955
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau2880
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3946
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3207
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau3033
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau2520
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau32811
38.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau3075
39.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1248
40.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau2403
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1320Northern Cumberland Plateau2604
42.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau1072
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3408
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1009
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau205
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau3986
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2208
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau38018
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1216
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4409
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1607
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau22011
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1958
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau07
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1407
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3807
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau608
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau4011
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau17812
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1209
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1209
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau809
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau3012
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1207
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau24013
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau405
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau6911
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2408
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1208
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau8014
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau8010
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau6010
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau6013
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau4015
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau5000
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau12014
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau30648
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau35
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau855
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau7011
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4016
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4014
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau2010
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau3306
84.ChristianPilot Rock - West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau037
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau8019
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau8010
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau4011
89.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau2386
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau20011
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau13015
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1207
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau4019
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau36210
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau6010
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau010
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1886
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau34220
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2107
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau05
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau22310
102.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1006
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau20711
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau1306
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau2949
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau2290
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1307
108.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau19314
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 9
110.McLeanBarrett Hill660Central Cumberland Plateau1807
111.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau2403
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee409
113.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau1586
114.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee08
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee13010
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee88
117.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee208
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee608
118.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2310
118.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2012

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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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