Britton Hill

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Britton Hill
Britton Hill is located in Florida
Britton Hill
Britton Hill
Walton County, Florida, United States
Elevation 345 ft (105 m)[1]
Prominence 65 ft (20 m)[1]
Listing U.S. state high point
Location
Range Florida Ridge Hills
Coordinates 30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893Coordinates: 30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893[2]
Topo map USGS Paxton
Geology
Type Sedimentary
Age of rock Tertiary
Climbing
Easiest route paved road

Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state of Florida, USA, with a summit elevation of 345 feet (105 meters) above mean sea level. Many Florida skyscrapers are taller; as of 2010, the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel Miami is the highest non-natural point in Florida. Topping out at 789 feet (240 m), the tower is more than twice as high as Britton Hill. Britton Hill is the lowest state highpoint in the United States, 103 feet (31 m) lower than the next lowest highpoint, Ebright Azimuth in Delaware. It is even lower than the highest point in Washington D.C., Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown, at 429 feet (125 m). The lowest points of sixteen U.S. states are higher than Britton Hill.

The hill is located in northern Walton County near the town of Lakewood, Florida, just off County Road 285 about 2 miles southeast of Florala, Alabama. A small park called Lakewood Park marks the high point and features a monument, trails and an information board.

A view of the surrounding countryside
A marker sits atop the hill

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Britton Hill". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Britton Hill". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 

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