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Tomkins Mountain
Tomkins Mountain is located in North Carolina
Tomkins Mountain
Tomkins Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Tomkins Mountain is located in the United States
Tomkins Mountain
Tomkins Mountain
Tomkins Mountain (the United States)
Highest point
Elevation4,075 ft (1,242 m)[1]
Coordinates36°14′26″N 81°28′38″W / 36.24056°N 81.47722°W / 36.24056; -81.47722Coordinates: 36°14′26″N 81°28′38″W / 36.24056°N 81.47722°W / 36.24056; -81.47722[1]
Geography
LocationAshe / Watauga / Wilkes counties, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Maple Springs

Tomkins Mountain (variant names: Thomkins Knob, Thompkins Knob and Tompkins Knob) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, near the community of Deep Gap. The majority of the mountain is within the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its elevation reaches 4,075 feet (1,242 m) and it also marks the corner between Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

Split along the Eastern Continental Divide, it generates feeder streams to both the South Fork New River (via West Fork Pine Swamp Creek[2]) and Yadkin River (via South Prong Lewis Fork[3]). Laurel Spur Ridge[4] juts out south from the mountain; while Husons Ridge[5] goes northwest, marking the Ashe/Watauga county line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tomkins Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. ^ "West Fork Pine Swamp Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  3. ^ "South Prong Lewis Fork". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ "Laurel Spur Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  5. ^ "Husons Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-09-10.