Britton Hill

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Britton Hill
Britton Hill is located in Florida
Britton Hill
Walton County, Florida, USA
Elevation345 ft (105 m)[1]
Prominence65 ft (20 m)[1]
ListingU.S. state high point
Location
RangeFlorida Ridge Hills
Coordinates30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893Coordinates: 30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893[2]
Topo mapUSGS Paxton
Geology
TypeSedimentary
Age of rockTertiary
Climbing
Easiest routepaved road
 
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Britton Hill
Britton Hill is located in Florida
Britton Hill
Walton County, Florida, USA
Elevation345 ft (105 m)[1]
Prominence65 ft (20 m)[1]
ListingU.S. state high point
Location
RangeFlorida Ridge Hills
Coordinates30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893Coordinates: 30°59′19″N 86°16′55″W / 30.9885139°N 86.2818893°W / 30.9885139; -86.2818893[2]
Topo mapUSGS Paxton
Geology
TypeSedimentary
Age of rockTertiary
Climbing
Easiest routepaved road

Britton Hill is the highest natural point in the state of Florida, USA, with a summit elevation of 345 feet (105 meters) above mean sea level. Many Florida skyscrapers are taller; as of 2010, the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel Miami is the highest non-natural point in Florida. Topping out at 789 feet (240 m), the tower is more than twice as high as Britton Hill. Britton Hill is the lowest state highpoint in the United States, 103 feet (31 m) lower than the next lowest highpoint, Ebright Azimuth in Delaware. It is even lower than the highest point in Washington D.C., Tenleytown, at 429 feet (125 m). The lowest points of 16 U.S. states are higher than Britton Hill.

The hill is located in northern Walton County near the town of Lakewood, Florida, just off County Road 285 about 2 miles southeast of Florala, Alabama. A small park called Lakewood Park marks the high point and features a monument, trails and an information board.

A view of the surrounding countryside
A marker sits atop the hill

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