Weed Patch Hill

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Weed Patch Hill
Weed Patch Hill is located in Indiana
Weed Patch Hill
Weed Patch Hill
Location in Indiana
Highest point
Elevation1,059 ft (323 m) [1]
Coordinates39°10′01″N 86°13′03″W / 39.1669938°N 86.2174898°W / 39.1669938; -86.2174898Coordinates: 39°10′01″N 86°13′03″W / 39.1669938°N 86.2174898°W / 39.1669938; -86.2174898[2]
Geography
LocationBrown County, Indiana, U.S.
Parent rangeKnobstone Escarpment
Topo mapUSGS Nashville
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Weed Patch Hill, also known as Weed Patch Knob (1,059 feet or 323 m), is the third highest named summit in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] Located in Washington Township and Brown County State Park, it is the highest point in the Knobstone Escarpment.

In Indiana, only Hoosier Hill (1,257 feet or 383 m) in Wayne County and Sand Hill (1,076 feet or 328 m) in Noble County are higher.

Weed Patch Hill was so named by an early settler after a tornado had flattened a stand of trees and weeds grew in its place.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weed Patch Hill, Indiana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  2. ^ "Weed Patch Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  3. ^ "Weed Patch Hill". Peakery.com. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ Indiana. Geological Survey (1875). Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Indiana, Made During the Year ... Sentinel Company. p. 102.
Built in the 1930s, this fire tower stands on top of Weedpatch Hill