Northern Cumberland Plateau

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBent Mountain (1840+ ft/561+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesKentucky (99%), Ohio (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area10,458 sq mi / 27,086 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent130 mi / 209 km North-South
159 mi / 255 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 12' N; 83° 44' W
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Map of Northern Cumberland Plateau
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Cumberland Plateau.
Cumberland PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5
         Central Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Walden RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Far Southern Appalachian PlateausLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Cumberland Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Bent Mountain1840+561+ 
2.Signal Knob Lookout1640500 
3.Tenmile Benchmark1620494 
4.Martin County High Point1606490 
5.Wolfe County High Point1480+451+ 
6.Stuffley Knob1480451 
7.Westbrook Mountain1447441 
8.Pilot Knob1440439 
9.Limestone Knob1435437 
10.Menifee County High Point1428435 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Cumberland Plateau

Pilot Knob
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Benchmark on the summit (2019-11-02). Photo by Chris Chaney.
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Camp Nelson National Monument High Point
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White House at Camp Nelson, standing on high ground facing SE, away from frontage road. (2019-04-15). Photo by Dave Covill.
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