Blue Ridge Mountain, Pennsylvania

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Nesquehoning Mountain[1]
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Wyoming County.svg
Location of Wyoming County Pennsylvania and Blue Ridge Mountain, well away from the Blue Mountain Ridge and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Highest point
Elevation1,171[2] ft (357 m)
Coordinates41°36′28″N 76°05′35″W / 41.60778°N 76.09306°W / 41.60778; -76.09306Coordinates: 41°36′28″N 76°05′35″W / 41.60778°N 76.09306°W / 41.60778; -76.09306
Dimensions
Length25 mi (40 km) east-west
Width1–2 km (0.62–1.24 mi) north-south
Geography
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
Borders onRidge-and-Valley Appalachians and Glaciated Low Plateau Section
Geology
OrogenyAppalachian Mountains
Age of rock?Silurian?
Type of rock?Tuscarora Formation? and ?Shawangunk Formation?; sedimentary

Blue Ridge Mountain is an isolated single peak in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania overlooking a loop of the Main Branch Susquehanna River in the sparsely settled Endless Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania a couple of miles west of Meshoppen at latitude, longitude coordinates: 41.6078537, -76.0929827 overlooking the northern end of the Wyoming Valley region.[2] US Route 6, a main E-W secondary highway and the railroad tracks built by the Lehigh Valley Railroad once followed by the famous Black Diamond Express named luxury trains on their daily runs from New York City to Buffalo, NY passes by its foot between the summit and the left bank (north) of the Susquehanna River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Ridge Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  2. ^ a b "Blue Ridge Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.