Allegheny Mountain (West Virginia – Virginia)

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Allegheny Mountain
Camp Allegheny-Battlefield.jpg
Highest point
Peak Paddy Knob (Pocahontas County, WV and Highland County, VA)
Elevation 4,478 ft (1,365 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°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
Location Tamarack Ridge in Highland County, VA
Country United States
States Virginia and West Virginia
Counties
Range coordinates 38°28′47″N 79°41′37″W / 38.4797°N 79.6936°W / 38.4797; -79.6936Coordinates: 38°28′47″N 79°41′37″W / 38.4797°N 79.6936°W / 38.4797; -79.6936[2]
For other mountains with a similar name, see Allegheny Mountain (disambiguation).

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, U.S. Geological Survey. 1979-09-28. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey (1994). Hightown, Virginia-West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic).