Purcell Knob

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Purcell Knob
Highest point
Elevation1,207 ft (368 m)[1]
Prominence267 ft (81 m)[1]
Coordinates39°15′29″N 77°44′59″W / 39.2581571°N 77.7497153°W / 39.2581571; -77.7497153Coordinates: 39°15′29″N 77°44′59″W / 39.2581571°N 77.7497153°W / 39.2581571; -77.7497153[2]
LocationLoudoun County Virginia, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

Purcell Knob is a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountain in Loudoun County, Virginia. The 1,207 feet (368 m) peak is just northeast of the main ridge at Keyes Gap and southeast of the village of Neersville.

Purcell Knob is notable for exposure of the sericitic phyllite base of the Paleozoic Loudoun Formation in its antiformal syncline.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Purcell Knob, Virginia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  2. ^ "Purcell Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  3. ^ "Paleozoic Rocks". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-25.