Wildcat Mountain (Missouri)

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Wildcat Mountain
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Wildcat Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1760+ ft (536+ m)  NGVD 29 [1]
Coordinates 37°34′05″N90°45′16″W / 37.5681041°N 90.7545671°W / 37.5681041; -90.7545671 Coordinates: 37°34′05″N90°45′16″W / 37.5681041°N 90.7545671°W / 37.5681041; -90.7545671 [2]
Geography
Location Iron County, Missouri
Parent range Saint Francois Mountains
Topo map USGS Johnson Shut-Ins

Wildcat Mountain is a summit in Iron County, Missouri, located 1.4 mile s (2.3  km ) west of Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri's highest peak. Wildcat Mountain's summit elevation is only about two feet less than that of Taum Sauk Mountain.

Iron County, Missouri County in the United States

Iron County is a county located in the Lead Belt region in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,630. The largest city and county seat is Ironton. Iron County was officially organized on February 17, 1857, and was named after the abundance of iron ore found within its borders.

Mile Unit of length

The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

The kilometre, or kilometer is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres. It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.

Wildcat Mountain was named for the wildcats in the area. [3]

Notes

  1. "Wildcat Mountain, Missouri". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  2. "Wildcat Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  3. "Iron County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 12 October 2016.

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