Allegheny Mountains

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Allegheny Mountains
View from the observation tower atop of Spruce Knob WV.jpg
View from the top of Spruce Knob, the highest point in the Alleghenies.
Highest point
PeakSpruce Knob of Spruce Mountain (Pendleton County, WV)
Elevation4,863 ft (1,482 m)
Geography
CountryUnited States
StatesMaryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
Parent rangeRidge-and-valley Appalachians
Borders onCumberland Mountains
Geology
OrogenyAlleghenian orogeny
Type of rockSandstone and Quartzite

The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) is 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.