Jewell County's Mount Pisgah named after Biblical mount

Jewell County’s Mount Pisgah


December 15, 2022

The Hebrew word “Pisgah” means summit. The biblical Mount Pisgah is in the Jordanian mountains east of Israel’s Jordan River and northeast of the Dead Sea. It is also known as Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo was the mountain from which Moses looked at the Promised Land and on which he died.

That Mount Pisgah has an elevation of around 2,330 feet. The elevation of Jewell County’s little-known Mount Pisgah is about 500 feet. Our Mount Pisgah is located just to the northeast of Montrose and west of the long-gone town of Delta, both in Washington Township.

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