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Old 06-28-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Dreaming of South Dakota!
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Default Are there mountains in Kentucky

If so where are they? what counties are they in? i love mountains am looking at kentucky and tennessee as states i like, want something rural town but close like within 25 miles of a decent size town with a mall or things to do.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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The only real mountain ranges in KY are along the Virginia border. The are Cumberland, Pine, and Black Mountain, which extend through Whitley, Bell, Harlan, Letcher, and Pike Counties.

The highest point is on Black Mountain, at 4,145 ft, it is over 2500 feet tall from peak to valley. My Great Grandfather actually sold the highest point to the government, they lived about a mile from the summit in Rock House, KY . A NWS radar is there now.

Kentucky's most scenic mountain town imo is Pineville, with Harlan being a close second.

Pineville area
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Black Mountain


Lynch, KY is at the foot of Black Mountain

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Old 06-28-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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Berea is beautiful, has little mountains (or big hills) within its landscape, and fits your parameter of being scenic as well as close to civilization. Also has a decent arts scene and wonderful Berea College.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
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Black Mountain in Harlan County.

Mountains in Letcher County from US 23 at Pound Gap.

Martins Fork Lake in Harlan County.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Great pics of Harlan County!
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Here are some more Eastern KY pics off of Panoramio

Whitesburg, KY



Black Mountain







Pineville, KY



Berea College Forest





Cumberland Falls



Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
--> home to more natural arches than anywhere else in the world





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Old 06-28-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Dreaming of South Dakota!
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Wow! Thank you all for the quick responses, it narrows down my search quite a bit now, thank you. Beautiful pictures as well!
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Dreaming of South Dakota!
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Whats ashland like? i like the fact its not far from west virginia because my wifes family is from there, and its not real far from north ga either where i am from, anyone live there? can someone tell me what its like?
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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Here are some more Eastern KY pics off of Panoramio

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
--> home to more natural arches than anywhere else in the world





Those are some beautiful pics of Big South Fork. While most of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is in Tennessee, it's a national park that both states can be proud of.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Whats ashland like? i like the fact its not far from west virginia because my wifes family is from there, and its not real far from north ga either where i am from, anyone live there? can someone tell me what its like?
It's a lot like the parts of West Virginia it's near: highly industrial with a fairly low median income and slight population loss. Like Huntington & Charleston areas the hills around there aren't really that 'mountainous'.

You might even want consider areas in 'The Knobs' btw Louisville and Ft Knox - those areas feel as mountainous as areas of Eastern KY like Ashland or Corbin

Pics of The Knobs (from previous threads)







http://static1.bareka.com/photos/medium/8166108.jpg (broken link)
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