Allegheny Mountain (West Virginia – Virginia)

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Allegheny Mountain
Camp Allegheny-Battlefield.jpg
Highest point
PeakPaddy Knob (Pocahontas County, WV and Highland County, VA)
Elevation4,478 ft (1,365 m) [1]
Coordinates38°15′56″N 79°47′46″W / 38.26556°N 79.79611°W / 38.26556; -79.79611
Geography
Allegheny Mountain (West Virginia – Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Allegheny Mountain (West Virginia – Virginia)
Location of Allegheny Mountain in West Virginia
LocationTamarack Ridge in Highland County, VA
CountryUnited States
StatesVirginia and West Virginia
Counties
Range coordinates38°28′47″N 79°41′37″W / 38.47972°N 79.69361°W / 38.47972; -79.69361Coordinates: 38°28′47″N 79°41′37″W / 38.47972°N 79.69361°W / 38.47972; -79.69361[2]
Parent rangeAllegheny Mountains

Allegheny Mountain (spelling as Alleghany Mountain in Virginia) is a major mountain ridge in the southern range of the Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains. It forms the Eastern Continental Divide along part of its course and also serves as part of the Virginia-West Virginia state line.

Elevations of 4,000 feet (1,200 m) are exceeded along much of Allegheny Mountain.

Major peaks[edit]

Listed from southwest to northeast:

  • Hickory Knob - 3,309 feet (1,009 m)
  • Smith Knob
  • Chestnut Knob
  • High Top (Lookout Tower)
  • Chestnut Levels
  • Mad Tom
  • Mad Sheep - 4,225 feet (1,288 m)
  • Paddy Knob - 4,477 feet (1,365 m)
  • Bald Knob
  • Watering Pond Knob
  • Bear Mountain
  • Top of Allegheny (site of Camp Allegheny battlefield)
  • Tamarack Ridge
  • Grassy Knob

Principal gaps[edit]

  • Rucker Gap
  • Ryder Gap

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paddy Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ Hightown, Virginia-West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). U.S. Geological Survey. 1994.