Chestnut Ridge (Laurel Highlands)

Fields south of Uniontown, with the western side of Chestnut Ridge in the background

Chestnut Ridge is the westernmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania. It is located primarily within the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania, extending into northern West Virginia.


Chestnut Ridge rises in southern Indiana County and continues to the south-southwest for 75 miles. The ridge crosses Westmoreland County and Fayette County into West Virginia then gradually slopes down and finally ends 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Morgantown, West Virginia.

The ridge passes near the cities of: Blairsville, Derry, Latrobe, Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville, and Uniontown in Pennsylvania; and Morgantown in West Virginia.

The Chestnut Ridge people take their name from this region.

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Coordinates: 40°14′00″N 79°21′59″W / 40.23333°N 79.36639°W / 40.23333; -79.36639