Shenandoah Mountain

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Shenandoah Mountain
Shenandoah Mountain - High Knob.jpg
High Knob on Shenandoah Mountain
Highest point
PeakReddish Knob (Augusta County, VA and Pendleton County, WV)
Elevation4,397 ft (1,340 m) [1][2]
Coordinates38°27′44″N 79°14′30″W / 38.46222°N 79.24167°W / 38.46222; -79.24167
Length73 mi (117 km) [3]
Shenandoah Mountain is located in Virginia
Shenandoah Mountain
Location of Flagpole Knob in Virginia
LocationFlagpole Knob in Rockingham County, VA
(Nearest city: Brandywine, West Virginia)
CountryUnited States
StatesVirginia and West Virginia
Range coordinates38°30′35″N 79°11′03″W / 38.50972°N 79.18417°W / 38.50972; -79.18417Coordinates: 38°30′35″N 79°11′03″W / 38.50972°N 79.18417°W / 38.50972; -79.18417
Topo map
Mountain typeRidge

Shenandoah Mountain is a mountain ridge approximately 73 miles (117 km) long[3] in Virginia and West Virginia. The steep, narrow, sandstone-capped ridge extends from northern Bath County, Virginia to southern Hardy County, West Virginia. Along the way, its crest defines the borders between Highland and Augusta counties, Virginia, and between Pendleton County, West Virginia, and Rockingham County, Virginia. The name comes from the Iroquoian word for 'deer'.

Located in the Ridge and Valley physiographic province of the Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah Mountain forms part of the western margin of the Shenandoah Valley, and is part of the easternmost Allegheny Mountains. It lies almost entirely within the George Washington National Forest. U.S. Route 33 crosses the mountain between Franklin, West Virginia, and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Shenandoah Mountain's highest peaks are Reddish Knob (Virginia/West Virginia; 4397’/1340 m[4]), Flagpole Knob (Virginia; 4383’/1336 m[5][1]), and Bald Knob (Virginia; 3680’/1122 m[6]).

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  1. ^ a b "Flagpole Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  2. ^ "West Virginia Summits". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  3. ^ a b "Shenandoah Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
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