Chestnut Ridge (Laurel Highlands)

Coordinates: 40°14′00″N 79°21′59″W / 40.23333°N 79.36639°W / 40.23333; -79.36639
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Fields south of Uniontown, with the western side of Chestnut Ridge in the background

Chestnut Ridge is the westernmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania, United States. It is located primarily within the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania, extending into northern West Virginia.


Chestnut Ridge rises in southern Indiana County and continues to the south-southwest for approximately 75 miles. The ridge crosses Westmoreland County and Fayette County into West Virginia then gradually disappears into a series of hills and finally ends roughly 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia.

The ridge passes near the cities of: Blairsville, Derry, Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville, and Uniontown in Pennsylvania; and Morgantown in West Virginia.

The Chestnut Ridge people take their name from this region.

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40°14′00″N 79°21′59″W / 40.23333°N 79.36639°W / 40.23333; -79.36639