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Shenandoah Mountain
Shenandoah Mountain - High Knob.jpg
High Knob on Shenandoah Mountain
Highest point
Peak Reddish Knob (Augusta County, VA and Pendleton County, WV)
Elevation 4,397 ft (1,340 m)
Length 73 mi (117 km)
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Country United States
Range coordinates 38°30′35″N 79°11′03″W / 38.50972°N 79.18417°W / 38.50972; -79.18417
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Shenandoah Mountain is a mountain ridge approximately 73 miles (117 km) long in Virginia and West Virginia. The steep, narrow, sandstone-capped ridge extends from northern Bath County, Virginia to southern Hardy County, West Virginia. Along the way, its crest defines the borders between Highland and Augusta counties, Virginia, and between Pendleton County, West Virginia, and Rockingham County, Virginia. The name comes from the Iroquoian word for 'deer'.

Located in the Ridge and Valley physiographic province of the Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah Mountain forms part of the western margin of the Shenandoah Valley, and is part of the easternmost Allegheny Mountains. It lies almost entirely within the George Washington National Forest. U.S. Route 33 crosses the mountain between Franklin, West Virginia, and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Shenandoah Mountain's highest peaks are Reddish Knob (Virginia/West Virginia; 4397’/1340 m), Flagpole Knob (Virginia; 4383’/1336 m), and Bald Knob (Virginia; 3680’/1122 m).

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