Geolocate

Wilkes County topographic map

Interactive map

Click on the map to display elevation.

About this map

Name: Wilkes County topographic map, elevation, terrain.

Location: Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States (35.99484 -81.54549 36.44078 -80.86875)

Average elevation: 513 m

Minimum elevation: 248 m

Maximum elevation: 1,395 m

Wilkes County is located on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a part of the Appalachian Mountains chain. The county's elevation ranges from 900 feet (270 meters) in the east to over 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) in the west. The Blue Ridge Mountains run from the southwest to the northeast, and dominate the county's western and northern horizons. Tomkins Knob, the highest point in the county, rises to 4,079 feet (1,243 meters). The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the crest of the Blue Ridge on the county's northern and western borders. The foothills and valleys of the Blue Ridge form most of the county's midsection, with some elevations exceeding 2,000 feet (610 meters). Stone Mountain State Park, located in the foothills of northern Wilkes County, is one of the most popular state parks in North Carolina, and is noted for its excellent rock climbing and trout fishing. The Brushy Mountains, an isolated spur of the Blue Ridge, form the county's southern border. Wilkes County's terrain gradually becomes more level and less hilly as one moves to the east; the far eastern section of the county lies within the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The largest river in Wilkes is the Yadkin River, which flows through the central part of the county. The county's three other major streams, all of which flow into the Yadkin, are the Reddies River, Roaring River, and Mulberry Creek. Following the devastating floods of 1916 and 1940, the US Army's Corps of Engineers constructed the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir on the Yadkin River four miles west of Wilkesboro. Opened in 1962, the dam created a lake with a shoreline of 56 miles. The lake is used for boating, swimming, fishing, and waterskiing; it is especially noted for its excellent bass fishing. The W. Kerr Scott lake is the largest body of water in Wilkes.

Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Other topographic maps

Click on a map to view its topography, its elevation and its terrain.

Fayetteville

United States > North Carolina > Cumberland County

Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 48 m

Blowing Rock

United States > North Carolina > Watauga County

Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina, 28605, United States

Average elevation: 1,032 m

Soul City

United States > North Carolina > Warren County

Soul City, Warren County, North Carolina, 27570, United States

Average elevation: 115 m

Cherokee County

United States > North Carolina

Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 655 m

Apex

United States > North Carolina > Wake County

Apex, Wake County, North Carolina, 27502, United States

Average elevation: 115 m

Rutherford County

United States > North Carolina

Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 345 m

Richmond County

United States > North Carolina

Richmond County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 102 m

Mooresville

United States > North Carolina > Iredell County

Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, 28115, United States

Average elevation: 252 m

Eaman Park

United States > North Carolina > Rowan County > Salisbury

Eaman Park, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, 28144, United States

Average elevation: 222 m

Lincolnton

United States > North Carolina > Lincoln County

Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, 28092, United States

Average elevation: 260 m

Plott Farm Addition

United States > North Carolina > Haywood County

Plott Farm Addition, Haywood County, North Carolina, 28716, United States

Average elevation: 848 m

Andrews

United States > North Carolina > Cherokee County > Andrews

Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina, 28901, United States

Average elevation: 593 m

Cliffdale

United States > North Carolina > Cumberland County > Fayetteville > Cliffdale

Cliffdale, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, 28314, United States

Average elevation: 69 m

High Park

United States > North Carolina > Orange County > Chapel Hill

High Park, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, 27599, United States

Average elevation: 128 m

Cary

United States > North Carolina > Wake County > Cary > Cary

Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, 27513-4997, United States

Average elevation: 107 m

Alma

United States > North Carolina > Alma

Alma, Robeson County, North Carolina, 28364, United States

Average elevation: 57 m

Durham

United States > North Carolina > Durham County

Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 117 m

Yancey County

United States > North Carolina

Yancey County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 969 m

Eden

United States > North Carolina > Rockingham County

Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 191 m

New Hanover County

United States > North Carolina

New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 4 m

Mount Mitchell

United States > North Carolina > Yancey County

Mount Mitchell, Yancey County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 1,743 m

Mount Airy

United States > North Carolina > Surry County

Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, 27030, United States

Average elevation: 346 m

Smithfield

United States > North Carolina > Johnston County

Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 45 m

Cleveland County

United States > North Carolina

Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States

Average elevation: 295 m