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Knob is used in the name of many geographical features:

A number of mountains and hills are described as knobs, as are their associated settlements:


  • Artillery Knob, a mountain in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania, Australia


  • Baker Knob, a small rounded coastal elevation north of Harrison Nunatak at the east end of Thurston Island
  • Bald Knob, the highest summit of Back Allegheny Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia
  • Bald Knob, Arkansas, a city in White County, Arkansas, United States
  • Bald Knob, Franklin County, VA, a summit located in Franklin County, Virginia
  • Bald Knob, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Boone County, West Virginia, United States
  • Bald Knob Wilderness, a 5,973-acre parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States
  • Barton Knob, a mountain summit located on Cheat Mountain in southeastern Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Beelick Knob, West Virginia, unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States
  • Bens Knob runs southwest northeast through Hampshire County in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle
  • Benson Knob, a distinctive rocky hill at the south extremity of Ricker Hills in the Prince Albert Mountains, Victoria Land
  • Bickle Knob, a mountain summit located east of Elkins in Randolph County, West Virginia
  • Black Balsam Knob, in the Pisgah National Forest southwest of Asheville, NC
  • Black Knob, a big black rock outcrop west of Twin Crater on Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island
  • Blue Knob (Pennsylvania), a Pennsylvania summit with a broad dome in the range of Allegheny Mountains
  • Blue Knob State Park, a 6,128-acre Pennsylvania state park in Kimmel, Lincoln
  • Brier Knob (Avery County, North Carolina), a mountain in the North Carolina High Country
  • Brodie knob, widely popular, especially on the west coast of the US during the 1950s
  • Bryant Knob Formation, geologic formation in Missouri
  • Burnt Knob, 739 acre municipal park in Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Butler Knob, a peak on the Jacks Mountain ridge in south central Pennsylvania in the United States


  • Celo Knob, the northernmost major peak in the Black Mountains of western North Carolina
  • Chestnut Knob, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States
  • Clarks Knob, a summit in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Cox's Knob, neighborhood on the south side of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Crossing Knob, a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, west from the community of Sugar Grove
  • Cuckoo's Knob, small village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England


  • Dick's Knob, the third-highest peak in the State of Georgia
  • Dorsey Knob, a mountain summit located at the southern edge of Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States
  • Double Spring Knob, the tenth-highest peak in Georgia, USA
  • Douglas Knob, an isolated mountain peak in the southwest section of Yellowstone National Park
  • Dowdell's Knob, 9,049 acre (35.91 km2) Georgia state park located near Pine Mountain and Warm Springs


  • Ehlers Knob, a small but conspicuous ice-covered knob which surmounts the west part of the north coast of Dustin Island
  • Elk Knob (Watauga County, North Carolina), a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, north of the community of Meat Camp
  • Elliott Knob, one of the highest mountains in the northern portions of the U.S. state of Virginia



  • Gap in Knob, Kentucky, unincorporated community located in Bullitt County, Kentucky, United States
  • Gaudineer Knob, a mountain summit on the Randolph/Pocahontas County line in eastern West Virginia, USA
  • Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout, a fire lookout in the extreme western region of Mount Rainier National Park
  • Gobblers Knob, a succession of groundhogs in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
  • Grassy Knob Wilderness, a wilderness area in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon, within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
  • Grays Knob, Kentucky, unincorporated community and coal town in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States
  • Green River Knob, the tallest point in the Knobs region of Kentucky, USA


  • Hairy Knob, summit in Mason County, Texas, in the United States
  • Harrison Knob, a small mountain in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hendersin Knob, an ice-covered knob rising between the heads of Craft and Rochray Glaciers in the southwest part of Thurston Island
  • Henry's Knob, a mountain and Superfund Alternative Site in York County South Carolina
  • High Knob, the peak of Stone Mountain, part of a large mountain, or massif, in Wise County, Virginia
  • High Knob (Blue Ridge, Virginia), a peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Warren and Fauquier county, Virginia
  • High Knob (West Virginia), a mountain summit on the border between Hampshire and Hardy counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle
  • Howard Knob, a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, located in the town of Boone



  • Jacks Knob, a mountain located on the border of Towns County and Union County, Georgia
  • Jacks Knob Trail, a hiking trail that has been designated as a National Recreation Trail in Georgia
  • Jeptha Knob, the highest point in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky
  • Junction Knob, a small but distinctive peak at the junction of Odin Glacier and Alberich Glacier neve areas in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land


  • Keeney Knob, a mountain of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Summers County, West Virginia
  • Kentuck Knob, a residence designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania, USA
  • Kinton Knob, a peak in Bedford County, Pennsylvania



  • Marks Knob, a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains, in the southeastern United States
  • McAfee Knob, feature of Catawba mountain in Catawba, Roanoke County, Virginia on the Appalachian Trail
  • Moore's Knob, the highest mountain in the Sauratown Mountains of Stokes County, North Carolina


  • Nausea Knob, a prominent outcropping of jumbled rocks on the northwest upper slope of the active cone of Mount Erebus, Ross Island
  • Nicodemus Knob, rough, lozenge-shaped 30-feet pillar left at East Cliff on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England
  • North Knob, the highest peak in eastern Pennsylvania, east of Susquehanna River


  • Old Butt Knob, summit in Haywood County, North Carolina, in the United States





  • Scutchamer Knob, an early Iron Age round barrow on the Ridgeway National Trail at East Hendred Down in the English county of Oxfordshire
  • Shell Knob, Missouri, a census-designated place in Stone counties in the U.S. state of Missouri
  • Shell Knob Township, Barry County, Missouri, one of twenty-five townships in Barry County, Missouri, USA
  • Sidneys Knob, an atypical mountain for Pennsylvania
  • Signal Knob (Virginia), the northern peak of Massanutten Mountain in the Ridge and Valley Appalachians
  • Smith Knob, a partly snow-covered rock peak south-southeast of Mendenhall Peak in the east part of the Thiel Mountains
  • Spruce Knob, the highest point in the state of West Virginia and the summit of Spruce Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Alleghenies
  • Stark's Knob, a basaltic pillow lava formation near Schuylerville, New York, United States
  • Stuart Knob, mountain located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies
  • Stuffley Knob (Johnson County, Kentucky), the tallest mountain in Johnson County, Kentucky
  • Sugar Tree Knob, Tennessee, unincorporated community in Cannon County, Tennessee, United States
  • Sugarloaf Knob, a well-known summit within Ohiopyle State Park on the south end of the Laurel Ridge


  • The Knob (Indiana) (elevation 1,051 feet/316 meters) is the fourth highest point in the U.S. state of Indiana
  • The Knob (South Georgia), a conspicuous dome-shaped rock, 40 m high, at the west side of Elsehul on the north coast of South Georgia
  • Tomkins Knob, a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, near the community of Deep Gap
  • Tricorner Knob, a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains, located in the Southeastern United States
  • Trimble Knob, located southwest of Monterey, VA, in Highland County, is a conical hill
  • Trischman Knob, an isolated summit along the Continental Divide on the Madison Plateau in Yellowstone National Park
  • Turkey Knob, West Virginia, unincorporated community and coal town in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States
  • Twelve O'clock Knob (Roanoke County, Virginia), a mountain located in southwestern Roanoke County, Virginia



  • Ventifact Knobs, minor knobs located just east of Lake Bonney in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land


  • Walsh Knob, a small but distinctive ice-covered elevation that rises midway along the south side of Lofgren Peninsula in east Thurston Island
  • Waterrock Knob, a mountain peak in the U.S. state of North Carolina
  • Webster Knob, a prominent rock knob at the head of Strom Glacier in the Queen Maud Mountains
  • Weed Patch Knob, the third highest summit in the U.S. state of Indiana
  • White Knob Formation, geologic formation in Idaho
  • White Knob, Idaho, ghost town in Custer County, Idaho
  • Woody's Knob, a summit or "knob" in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mitchell County, North Carolina


  • Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, one of the beach suburbs of Cairns, the regional capital of Far North Queensland, Australia
  • Young Lick Knob, a mountain that lies in three Georgia counties, Habersham, Rabun and Towns


See also[edit]

  • Knob Creek (bourbon), a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced by Beam Inc. at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky
  • Knob mudalia, a species of freshwater snail in the family Pleuroceridae
  • Knob-billed duck, an unusual, pan-tropical duck
  • Knob-billed fruit dove, a species of bird in the family Columbidae
  • Dorset Knob, a hard dry savoury biscuit made by Moores Biscuits, in the county of Dorset in England
  • Expert Knob Twiddlers, an ambient-techno album by Mike Paradinas and Richard D. James
  • Hip-knob, in architecture, is the finial on the hip of a roof, between the barge-boards of a gable
  • "Insert Knob A In Hole B", a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov
  • The Knob, a Finnish punk rock band, founded in 2001 by Tapani Kangas, Jami Pohjoismäki, Jonne Haapa-aho and Tuomo Kankaanpää
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