Central Cumberland Plateau

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointGreen River Knob (1789 ft/545 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesKentucky (88%), Tennessee (11%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area25,081 sq mi / 64,960 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent178 mi / 287 km North-South
288 mi / 464 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 27' N; 85° 53' W
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Map of Central 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 Central Cumberland Plateau.
Cumberland PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Cumberland PlateauLevel 5
         Southern Cumberland PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Walden RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Far Southern Appalachian PlateausLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Cumberland Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Green River Knob1789545 
2.Laurel County High Point1760+536+ 
3.Owsley County High Point1720+524+ 
4.Cutoff Mountain1685514 
5.Bear Mountain1660+506+ 
6.Cruse Ridge1640+500+ 
7.Cruse Ridge1633498 
8.Pinnacle Knob1597487 
9.Indian Fort Mountain1552473 
10.West Indian Fort Mountain Peak1551473 
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 Central Cumberland Plateau

Indian Fort Mountain-East Pinnacle
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One of the nice overlooks at the top of East Pinnacle (2015-04-29). Photo by William Musser.
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Last Stand Hill
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Last Stand Hill, probable high ground at Mill Springs Nat Mon. Looking SSE from nearby road. 1,144' (2019-04-15). Photo by Dave Covill.
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Pilot Rock-West Slope
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The northward view from the highest point in Christian County, KY. You guessed it = it's a "liner"! (2016-03-12). Photo by Mr Yless.
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