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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 Mountain1919552 
2.KnoxKnox County High Point2322Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains10727 
3.PikePine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains76919 
4.McCrearyRyans Creek Mountain2165Southern Cumberland Mountains7156 
5.CaseyGreen River Knob1789Central Cumberland Plateau6996 
6.LaurelLaurel County High Point1770Central Cumberland Plateau6407 
7.EstillZion Mountain1511Central Cumberland Plateau6013 
8.ClaySugar Gap Northeast2235Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains5754 
9.FloydFloyd County High Point2340Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains5202 
9.BullittDawson Knob990Central Cumberland Plateau5200 
11.PowellPilot Knob1440Northern Cumberland Plateau5103 
12.RowanLimestone Knob1435Northern Cumberland Plateau5054 
13.JohnsonStuffley Knob1480Northern Cumberland Plateau5002 
14.PerryDelphia Benchmark2540Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4804 
15.BoydBoyd County High Point1150Northern Cumberland Plateau4608 
16.LeslieChestnut Knob2620Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains4406 
17.FlemingSand Mountain1430Northern Cumberland Plateau4045 
18.ShelbyJeptha Knob Benchmark1188Central Cumberland Plateau4035 
19.BreathittTenmile Benchmark1620Northern Cumberland Plateau4000 
19.HartFrenchman Knob1170Central Cumberland Plateau40015 
21.ClintonClinton County High Point1780Southern Cumberland Plateau3903 
21.NelsonRohan Knob1095Central Cumberland Plateau3907 
23.JeffersonSouth Park Hills902Central Cumberland Plateau36710 
24.MarionPutnam Knob1270Central Cumberland Plateau3608 
25.CrittendenWilson Hill842Central Cumberland Plateau34718 
26.MartinMartin County High Point1606Northern Cumberland Plateau3461 
27.MagoffinSignal Knob Lookout1640Northern Cumberland Plateau3404 
27.WolfeWolfe County High Point1490Northern Cumberland Plateau3404 
27.WarrenPilot Knob955Central Cumberland Plateau3406 
30.BathTater Knob1388Northern Cumberland Plateau3388 
31.LewisLewis County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau3306 
32.LetcherBlack Mountain-Northeast High Peak3740Black Mountain3208 
32.OwsleyOwsley County High Point1730Central Cumberland Plateau3204 
34.LeeLee County High Point1367Central Cumberland Plateau3175 
35.ToddPilot Rock966Central Cumberland Plateau31137 
36.GarrardGarrard County High Point1400Central Cumberland Plateau3033 
37.LivingstonLockhart Bluff754Central Cumberland Plateau29910 
38.MenifeeMenifee County High Point1428Northern Cumberland Plateau2980 
39.KnottKnott-Letcher-Pike Triple County Point2380Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2801 
39.WhitleyPine Mountain-Whitley County High Point2230Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains2806 
39.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1330Northern Cumberland Plateau2804 
42.MadisonBear Mountain1670Central Cumberland Plateau2608 
42.HardinBlueball Hill1030Central Cumberland Plateau26013 
42.MeadeBee Knob Hill1010Central Cumberland Plateau2608 
45.MontgomeryWestbrook Mountain1447Northern Cumberland Plateau2574 
46.MorganMorgan County High Point1400Northern Cumberland Plateau2520 
47.ElliottElliott County High Point1360Northern Cumberland Plateau2502 
48.WebsterSteamport Hill640Central Cumberland Plateau2453 
49.SimpsonPilot Knob928Central Cumberland Plateau2435 
50.MetcalfeMetcalfe County High Point1190Central Cumberland Plateau2408 
51.HopkinsHopkins County High Point729Central Cumberland Plateau2340 
52.ClarkClark County High Point1120Northern Cumberland Plateau2308 
53.TriggBuie Knob813Central Cumberland Plateau2289 
54.GallatinGallatin County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau22010 
55.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point767Central Cumberland Plateau21212 
56.HancockHancock County High Point840Central Cumberland Plateau2108 
57.UnionChalybeate Hills673Central Cumberland Plateau19813 
58.AdairAdair County High Point1120Central Cumberland Plateau1958 
59.LoganRainbow Rock Knob WSW868Central Cumberland Plateau1936 
60.McLeanBarrett Hill665Central Cumberland Plateau1908 
61.BarrenLoves Knob1068Central Cumberland Plateau18312 
62.RockcastleCruse Ridge1650Central Cumberland Plateau18015 
63.RussellRussell County High Point1140Central Cumberland Plateau1705 
64.WayneMiller Benchmark1788Southern Cumberland Plateau1661 
65.HendersonWolf Hills588Central Cumberland Plateau1636 
66.LarueLarue County High Point1110Central Cumberland Plateau1606 
67.CampbellCampbell County High Point920Northern Cumberland Plateau13514 
67.MuhlenbergMuhlenberg County High Point760Central Cumberland Plateau1356 
67.DaviessDaviess County High Point680Central Cumberland Plateau1358 
67.CarlisleCarlisle County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee13511 
71.BoyleParksville Knob1364Central Cumberland Plateau1348 
72.MonroeMonroe County High Point1141Central Cumberland Plateau1316 
73.HarrisonLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau1307 
73.ScottLeesburg Benchmark1065Northern Cumberland Plateau1307 
73.GreenGreen County High Point1040Central Cumberland Plateau1307 
73.MasonMason County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau1305 
73.TrimbleFishers Ridge975Central Cumberland Plateau13011 
73.BreckinridgeBreckinridge County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau1306 
79.CarterCarter County High Point1307Northern Cumberland Plateau1171 
80.GreenupGreenup County High Point1200Northern Cumberland Plateau1107 
81.OhioOhio County High Point800Central Cumberland Plateau1056 
82.JacksonCruse Ridge1633Central Cumberland Plateau1037 
83.NicholasNicholas County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau1007 
83.BrackenBracken County High Point1010Northern Cumberland Plateau1008 
85.AllenAllen County High Point970Central Cumberland Plateau956 
85.FranklinWarfield BM945Central Cumberland Plateau9516 
87.OwenOwen County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau9012 
87.AndersonAnderson County High Point940Central Cumberland Plateau908 
89.RobertsonRobertson County High Point1009Northern Cumberland Plateau799 
90.HenryHenry County High Point960Central Cumberland Plateau759 
91.JessamineJessamine County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau655 
91.MercerMercer County High Point1000Central Cumberland Plateau659 
91.WoodfordWoodford County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau6510 
91.EdmonsonEdmonson County High Point900Central Cumberland Plateau659 
91.McCrackenMcCracken County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee659 
96.WashingtonWashington County High Point1020Central Cumberland Plateau505 
96.GrantGrant County High Point1000Northern Cumberland Plateau5013 
96.BooneBoone County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau5012 
96.KentonKenton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau5015 
96.OldhamOldham County High Point925Central Cumberland Plateau5016 
101.FayetteFayette County High Point1070Northern Cumberland Plateau458 
101.CarrollCarroll County High Point930Northern Cumberland Plateau4510 
101.CallowayCalloway County High Point640Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee4510 
104.BellCumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark3420Cumberland-Stone Mountain4010 
104.LincolnLincoln County High Point1450Central Cumberland Plateau407 
104.TaylorTaylor County High Point1210Central Cumberland Plateau405 
107.BourbonBourbon County High Point1050Northern Cumberland Plateau358 
108.PendletonPendleton County High Point960Northern Cumberland Plateau308 
109.HickmanHickman County High Point510Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee259 
109.BallardBallard County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2513 
111.FultonFulton County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2311 
112.PulaskiGreen River Knob-Southeast Slope1690Central Cumberland Plateau206 
112.CumberlandCumberland County High Point1130Southern Cumberland Plateau206 
112.SpencerSpencer County High Point890Central Cumberland Plateau209 
115.GraysonBuzzard Ridge963Central Cumberland Plateau135 
116.ChristianPilot Rock-West Slope955Central Cumberland Plateau1031 
116.ButlerButler County High Point820Central Cumberland Plateau106 
118.MarshallMarshall County High Point550Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee89 
119.GravesGraves County High Point580Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee59 
120.LyonLeitch BM670Central Cumberland Plateau 8 

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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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