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Kentucky County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain4139Black Mountain1899610 
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3720Black Mountain2809 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3400Cumberland-Stone Mountain013 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains74921 
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 Mountains2606 
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains7057 
13.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6897 
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 Plateau07 
19.MadisonBear Mountain1660Central Cumberland Plateau2408 
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3204 
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge1640Central Cumberland Plateau16015 
22.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau937 
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 Plateau2474 
29.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau5004 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point1440Central Cumberland Plateau207 
31.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau4954 
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau2880 
33.FlemingSand Mountain1420Northern Cumberland Plateau3945 
34.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3206 
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau3033 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau2520 
37.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3287 
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 Plateau1071 
43.MarionPutnam Knob1260Central Cumberland Plateau3408 
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1008 
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point1200Central Cumberland Plateau205 
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau3984 
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1180Central Cumberland Plateau2207 
48.HartFrenchman Knob1160Central Cumberland Plateau38015 
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1215 
50.BoydBoyd County High Point1140Northern Cumberland Plateau4408 
50.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1606 
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau2209 
52.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1958 
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1120Southern Cumberland Plateau07 
55.LarueLarue County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau1406 
56.NelsonRohan Knob1090Central Cumberland Plateau3807 
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau605 
57.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau408 
59.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau17811 
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1207 
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1060Northern Cumberland Plateau1207 
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point1060Northern Cumberland Plateau806 
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau307 
64.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1206 
65.HardinBlueball Hill1020Central Cumberland Plateau24013 
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau405 
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau699 
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill1000Central Cumberland Plateau2407 
68.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1206 
68.BrackenBracken County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau808 
68.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau8012 
68.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau609 
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau6010 
68.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau4013 
75.BullittDawson Knob980Central Cumberland Plateau5000 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge970Central Cumberland Plateau12012 
77.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau30638 
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau35 
79.AllenAllen County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau855 
79.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau7010 
79.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4016 
79.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau4013 
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau208 
84.WarrenPilot Knob950Central Cumberland Plateau3306 
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope950Central Cumberland Plateau032 
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau807 
86.FranklinWarfield BM940Central Cumberland Plateau8015 
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 Plateau13014 
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1206 
90.OldhamOldham County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau4017 
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau36210 
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau609 
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point880Central Cumberland Plateau08 
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1886 
98.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau34218 
99.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2107 
100.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau05 
101.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2239 
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 Plateau19312 
109.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 8 
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.

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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