Britton Hill

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Britton Hill
Britton Hill, Florida.JPG
The summit of Britton Hill, the state of Florida's highest point at 345 feet (105 m).
Highest point
Elevation 345 ft (105 m) [1]
Prominence 65 ft (20 m) [1]
Listing U.S. state high point 50th
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]
Geography
Parent range Florida Ridge Hills
Topo map USGS Paxton
Geology
Age of rock Tertiary
Mountain type Sedimentary
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 m) above mean sea level. Britton Hill is the lowest state highpoint in the United States,[3] 103 feet (31 m) lower than the next lowest highpoint, Ebright Azimuth in Delaware.

The hill is located in northern Walton County near the town of Lakewood, Florida, just off County Road 285 about 2 miles (3.2 km) 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Britton Hill". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Britton Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ Florida's Highest Point, WTVY, updated April 09, 2007

External links[edit]

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