Southern Cumberland Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointCross Mountain (3534 ft/1077 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTennessee (81%), Kentucky (19%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,903 sq mi / 4,928 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent65 mi / 104 km North-South
68 mi / 110 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 18' N; 84° 14' W
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Map of Southern Cumberland Mountains
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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 Southern Cumberland Mountains.
Cumberland MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cumberland-Stone MountainLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Cumberland MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Southern Cumberland Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Cross Mountain35341077 
2.Buffalo Mountain3380+1030+ 
3.Big Fodderstack3340+1018+ 
4.Frozen Head33241013 
5.Stallion Mountain3320+1012+ 
6.Pilot Mountain32851001 
7.Burge Mountain3260+994+ 
8.Walnut Knob3240+988+ 
9.Guinea Hill Knob3240+988+ 
10.Bird Mountain3174967 
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 Southern Cumberland Mountains

Cross Mountain
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Cross Mountain summit area (2013-10-20). Photo by Tom Owen.
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Frozen Head
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The tower on the top of Frozen Head, Tennessee (2010-02-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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