Mount Ararat (Pennsylvania)
|Ararat Mountain, Ararat Peak, Ararat Summit, Ararat|
|Elevation||2,638 ft (804 m) |
|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.
- Goodrich, Phineas G. (1992) . History of Wayne County. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. p. 239.
- 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.
- "Mount Ararat". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Key col elevation between 1,820 and 1,840 ft at .
- Alan R. Geyer (1979) "Outstanding Geologic Features of Pennsylvania", Geological Survey of Pennsylvania
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