Cavanal Hill viewed from the southeast side
|Elevation||2,385 ft (727 m)|
|Prominence||1,775 ft (541 m)|
|Le Flore County, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Cavanal Mountain|
Cavanal Hill (officially Cavanal Mountain), located near Poteau, Oklahoma, is billed by a local chamber of commerce as the tallest hill in the world at 1,999 feet (609 m). The actual summit elevation is 2,385 feet (727 m) above sea level; the difference in elevation between the summit and the Poteau River 3 miles (5 km) to the north is 1,960 feet (600 m).
The billing is based on the delineation between a hill and a mountain, that being if the geographical feature were 2,000 feet or higher than its base, then it would be classified as a mountain instead of a hill.
The name is derived from a French word meaning "cave."
The area of Cavanal Hill was once an old mining town called Witteville. This was absorbed by Poteau since the Great Depression. Cavanal Hill has a main road that leads to the top. There, you can see a large view of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Poteau, and the Ouachita Mountains.
Here is an amateur photo featuring a 360 Degree view
- "Cavanal Mountain". ListsOfJohn.com. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Cavanal Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Cavanal Hill". Poteau Chamber of Commerce (Poteau, OK). Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- U.S. Geological Survey Poteau West 7.5 minute quadrangle
- However, the Geographic Names Information System lists hundreds of summits with "Hill" in their name which are higher than 2,000 feet.
-  TravelOK.com Website. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- Photograph taken by Theodore Hampton.