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Allegheny Mountain

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Allegheny Mountain from WV Route 92 near Neola, WV

The Virginia-West Virginia border follows Allegheny Mountain from northeast to southwest, demarcating the eastern border of the two states for more than 100 miles. The chief ridge of a range in the southern Allegheny Mountains, Allegheny is rooted in Pocahontas County and Greenbrier County in West Virginia and includes most of the highest mountains in the state.

Elevations greater than 4,000 feet are exceeded along much of Allegheny Mountain. Among the important gaps and summits, from southwest to northeast, are Hickory Knob (3,309 ft.), Smith Knob, Rucker Gap, Chestnut Knob, High Top (Lookout Tower), Ryder Gap, Chestnut Levels, Mad Tom, Mad Sheep (4,225 ft.), Paddy Knob (4,477 ft.), Bald Knob, Watering Pond Knob, Bear Mountain, Top-of-Allegheny (site of Allegheny Battlefield Historical Site), Tamarack Ridge, Grassy Knob.