Macomb Mountain

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Macomb Mountain
Highest point
Elevation4,390 ft (1,338 m) [1]
Prominence584 ft (178 m) [2]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks
Coordinates44°03′06″N 73°46′48″W / 44.0517211°N 73.7801349°W / 44.0517211; -73.7801349Coordinates: 44°03′06″N 73°46′48″W / 44.0517211°N 73.7801349°W / 44.0517211; -73.7801349[3]
LocationNorth Hudson, Essex County, New York
Parent rangeDix Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Marcy

Macomb Mountain is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is named after Maj.Gen. Alexander Macomb (1782–1841), who won acclaim during the War of 1812 at the Battle of Plattsburgh, and served as Commanding General of the United States Army (1828–1841).

Macomb Mountain is part of the Dix Range, and is the southernmost of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Macomb is flanked to the northeast by South Dix.

Macomb Mountain stands within the watershed of the Schroon River, which drains into the Hudson River, and into New York Bay. The east and northeast sides of Macomb Mtn. drain into West Mill Brook, thence into the Schroon River. The northwest sides of Macomb Mtn. drain into Lillian Brook, thence into the East Inlet of Elk Lake, source of The Branch of the Schroon River. The southwest side of Macomb drains into Slide Brook, thence into the East Inlet of Elk Lake. The southeast slopes of Macomb drain into Niagara Brook, thence into The Branch of the Schroon River.

Macomb Mountain is within the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area of Adirondack State Park.

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  1. ^ Summit elevation given as 1,338 m on topo map.
  2. ^ Key col elevation between 1,150 and 1,160 m.
  3. ^ "Macomb Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-12.

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