Highest Point on the Atlantic Seaboard

Highest Point on the Atlantic Seaboard (HMF0N)

Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 Monmouth County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 24.481', W 74° 0.302'

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Mount Mitchill

— Coastal Habitats —

Mount Mitchill, at an elevation of 266 feet above sea level, is the highest natural point on the Atlantic Seaboard between southern Maine and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Cartographers (map makers) named the prominence, located in the southwest corner of the park, in honor of Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchill (1764-1831), a New York physician, naturalist, educator, and U. S. Congressman. Mitchill was part of an 1816 expedition to measure the height of the Navesink Highlands.

Mount Mitchill and the surrounding highlands are prone to slumping or slump blocking. When this geological phenomenon occurs, large blocks of earth, typically sandy soil covered by an erosion-resistant capstone layer of ironstone, slide suddenly down a cliff face.
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HM NumberHMF0N
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Placed ByNational Park Service, State of New Jersey
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584423 N 4473519
Decimal Degrees40.40801667, -74.00503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 24.481', W 74° 0.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 24' 28.86" N, 74° 0' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 Bayside Dr, Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716, US
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