Mount Ararat (Pennsylvania)

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Mount Ararat
Ararat Mountain,[1] Ararat Peak,[2] Ararat Summit,[3] Ararat[3]
Big mountain with valley in the foreground in the summertime.
Mount Ararat, as seen from East Ararat on Crosstown Highway between Belmont Turnpike and Pennsylvania Route 171 (PA-171), facing northeast.
Highest point
Elevation 2,638 ft (804 m) [3]
Prominence 816 [4]
Coordinates 41°47′29″N 75°27′20″W / 41.79139°N 75.45556°W / 41.79139; -75.45556Coordinates: 41°47′29″N 75°27′20″W / 41.79139°N 75.45556°W / 41.79139; -75.45556[3]
Location Belmont Corners, Pennsylvania Orson, Pennsylvania
Parent range Glaciated Allegheny Plateau (Appalachian Mountains)
Topo map USGS Orson (PA)

Mount Ararat is a mountain located in the Pennsylvania villages of Belmont Corners and Orson. Its summit, which is in Orson, is the highest point in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and one of the higher points in eastern Pennsylvania. Mount Ararat is located in the Glaciated Low Plateaus geological section of Pennsylvania. This section is characterized with low rolling hills and modest relief. This summit is of low relief but stands as a peak above the countryside.

The west and north sides of Mount Ararat drain into the East Branch of the Lackawanna River, thence into the Susquehanna River, and into Chesapeake Bay. The east side of Ararat drains into the West Branch of the Lackawaxen River, thence into the Delaware River, and into Delaware Bay.


  1. ^ Goodrich, Phineas G. (1992) [1880]. History of Wayne County. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. p. 239. 
  2. ^ White, Israel Charles; Dolph, John M. (1881). The Geology of Susquehanna County and Wayne County (Report). 23. Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. p. 17. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mount Ararat". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Key col elevation between 1,820 and 1,840 ft at 41°43.69′N 75°34.45′W / 41.72817°N 75.57417°W / 41.72817; -75.57417.