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Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Kentucky) summit.JPG
Black Mountain summit
Elevation4,145 ft (1,263 m)[1]
Prominence1,905 ft (581 m)[2]
ListingU.S. state high point 27th
Harlan County, Kentucky, U.S.
RangeCumberland Mountains
Coordinates36°54′51″N 82°53′38″W / 36.91417°N 82.89389°W / 36.91417; -82.89389Coordinates: 36°54′51″N 82°53′38″W / 36.91417°N 82.89389°W / 36.91417; -82.89389
Topo mapUSGS Benham
First ascentunknown
Easiest routeHike

Black Mountain is a mountain in Kentucky. It is the highest mountain peak in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA. The height of the summit is 4,145 feet (1,263 m)[1]. It is near the Virginia border. Black bears live on the mountain.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Science In Your Backyard: Kentucky" U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey, July 3, 2006, retrieved August 25, 2006
  2. "Kentucky: 50 mountains with prominence of 665 feet or greater". Retrieved 9 February 2016.