Allegheny Mountains

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Allegheny Mountains

View from the top of Spruce Knob, the highest point in the Alleghenies.
Highest point
Peak Spruce Knob of Spruce Mountain (Pendleton County, WV)
Elevation 4,863 ft (1,482 m)
Coordinates 38°41′59″N 79°31′58″W / 38.69972°N 79.53278°W / 38.69972; -79.53278Coordinates: 38°41′59″N 79°31′58″W / 38.69972°N 79.53278°W / 38.69972; -79.53278
Geography
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Map showing the Allegheny Mountains in purple.
Country United States
States Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
Parent range Ridge-and-valley Appalachians
Borders on Cumberland Mountains
Geology
Orogeny Alleghenian orogeny
Type of rock Sandstone and Quartzite

The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) are a mountain range in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Allegheny mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States and Canada.