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Kentucky County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.HarlanBlack Mountain1262Black Mountain579549 
2.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak1134Black Mountain858 
3.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark1036Cumberland-Stone Mountain010 
4.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains22819 
5.LeslieChestnut Knob792Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1226 
6.PerryDelphia Benchmark768Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1344 
7.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point719Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains731 
8.KnoxKnox County High Point708Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains3247 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point707Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1462 
10.ClaySugar Gap Northeast681Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains1694 
11.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point677Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains796 
12.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain660Southern Cumberland Mountains2156 
13.CaseyGreen River Knob545Central Cumberland Plateau2106 
14.WayneMiller Benchmark545Southern Cumberland Plateau511 
15.ClintonClinton County High Point543Southern Cumberland Plateau1163 
16.LaurelLaurel County High Point536Central Cumberland Plateau1897 
17.OwsleyOwsley County High Point524Central Cumberland Plateau914 
18.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope512Central Cumberland Plateau06 
19.MadisonBear Mountain506Central Cumberland Plateau738 
20.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout500Northern Cumberland Plateau984 
20.RockcastleCruse Ridge500Central Cumberland Plateau4915 
22.JacksonCruse Ridge498Central Cumberland Plateau287 
23.BreathittTenmile Benchmark494Northern Cumberland Plateau1160 
24.MartinMartin County High Point490Northern Cumberland Plateau991 
25.EstillZion Mountain461Central Cumberland Plateau1803 
26.JohnsonStuffley Knob451Northern Cumberland Plateau1462 
26.WolfeWolfe County High Point451Northern Cumberland Plateau984 
28.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain441Northern Cumberland Plateau754 
29.PowellPilot Knob439Northern Cumberland Plateau1523 
29.LincolnLincoln County High Point439Central Cumberland Plateau67 
31.RowanLimestone Knob437Northern Cumberland Plateau1514 
32.MenifeeMenifee County High Point435Northern Cumberland Plateau880 
33.FlemingSand Mountain433Northern Cumberland Plateau1205 
34.LewisLewis County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau986 
34.GarrardGarrard County High Point427Central Cumberland Plateau923 
34.MorganMorgan County High Point427Northern Cumberland Plateau770 
37.BathTater Knob423Northern Cumberland Plateau1008 
38.LeeLee County High Point417Central Cumberland Plateau945 
39.BoyleParksville Knob416Central Cumberland Plateau388 
40.ElliottElliott County High Point415Northern Cumberland Plateau732 
41.LawrenceLawrence County High Point402Northern Cumberland Plateau794 
42.CarterCarter County High Point398Northern Cumberland Plateau331 
43.MarionPutnam Knob384Central Cumberland Plateau1048 
44.GreenupGreenup County High Point366Northern Cumberland Plateau307 
44.TaylorTaylor County High Point366Central Cumberland Plateau65 
46.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark362Central Cumberland Plateau1215 
47.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point360Central Cumberland Plateau678 
48.HartFrenchman Knob354Central Cumberland Plateau11615 
49.MonroeMonroe County High Point348Central Cumberland Plateau376 
50.BoydBoyd County High Point347Northern Cumberland Plateau1348 
50.RussellRussell County High Point347Central Cumberland Plateau495 
52.ClarkClark County High Point341Northern Cumberland Plateau678 
52.AdairAdair County High Point341Central Cumberland Plateau598 
52.CumberlandCumberland County High Point341Southern Cumberland Plateau06 
55.LarueLarue County High Point335Central Cumberland Plateau436 
56.NelsonRohan Knob332Central Cumberland Plateau1167 
57.JessamineJessamine County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau185 
57.FayetteFayette County High Point326Northern Cumberland Plateau128 
59.BarrenLoves Knob326Central Cumberland Plateau5412 
60.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau377 
60.ScottLeesburg Benchmark323Northern Cumberland Plateau377 
60.NicholasNicholas County High Point323Northern Cumberland Plateau247 
63.BourbonBourbon County High Point320Northern Cumberland Plateau98 
64.GreenGreen County High Point317Central Cumberland Plateau377 
65.HardinBlueball Hill311Central Cumberland Plateau7313 
65.WashingtonWashington County High Point311Central Cumberland Plateau125 
67.RobertsonRobertson County High Point308Northern Cumberland Plateau219 
68.MeadeBee Knob Hill305Central Cumberland Plateau738 
68.MasonMason County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau375 
68.BrackenBracken County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau248 
68.OwenOwen County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau2412 
68.MercerMercer County High Point305Central Cumberland Plateau189 
68.WoodfordWoodford County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau1810 
68.GrantGrant County High Point305Northern Cumberland Plateau1213 
75.BullittDawson Knob299Central Cumberland Plateau1520 
76.TrimbleFishers Ridge296Central Cumberland Plateau3711 
77.ToddPilot Rock294Central Cumberland Plateau9337 
78.GraysonBuzzard Ridge294Central Cumberland Plateau15 
79.AllenAllen County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau266 
79.HenryHenry County High Point293Central Cumberland Plateau219 
79.KentonKenton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau1214 
79.BooneBoone County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau1211 
79.PendletonPendleton County High Point293Northern Cumberland Plateau68 
84.WarrenPilot Knob290Central Cumberland Plateau1016 
84.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope290Central Cumberland Plateau031 
86.AndersonAnderson County High Point287Central Cumberland Plateau248 
86.FranklinWarfield BM287Central Cumberland Plateau2416 
88.CarrollCarroll County High Point283Northern Cumberland Plateau1210 
89.SimpsonPilot Knob283Central Cumberland Plateau735 
90.GallatinGallatin County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau6110 
90.CampbellCampbell County High Point280Northern Cumberland Plateau4013 
90.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau376 
90.OldhamOldham County High Point280Central Cumberland Plateau1216 
94.JeffersonSouth Park Hills275Central Cumberland Plateau11010 
95.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point274Central Cumberland Plateau189 
96.SpencerSpencer County High Point268Central Cumberland Plateau09 
97.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW265Central Cumberland Plateau576 
98.CrittendenWilson Hill257Central Cumberland Plateau10418 
99.HancockHancock County High Point256Central Cumberland Plateau648 
100.ButlerButler County High Point250Central Cumberland Plateau06 
101.TriggBuie Knob248Central Cumberland Plateau689 
102.OhioOhio County High Point244Central Cumberland Plateau306 
103.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point234Central Cumberland Plateau6312 
104.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point232Central Cumberland Plateau406 
105.LivingstonLockhart Bluff230Central Cumberland Plateau9010 
106.HopkinsHopkins County High Point222Central Cumberland Plateau700 
107.DaviessDaviess County High Point207Central Cumberland Plateau408 
108.UnionChalybeate Hills205Central Cumberland Plateau5913 
109.LyonLeitch BM204Central Cumberland Plateau 8 
110.McLeanBarrett Hill201Central Cumberland Plateau558 
111.WebsterSteamport Hill195Central Cumberland Plateau733 
111.CallowayCalloway County High Point195Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1210 
113.HendersonWolf Hills179Central Cumberland Plateau486 
114.GravesGraves County High Point177Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee09 
115.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee4011 
115.MarshallMarshall County High Point168Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee29 
117.HickmanHickman County High Point155Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee69 
118.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee189 
118.FultonFulton County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee711 
118.BallardBallard County High Point152Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee613 

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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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