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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Tom Layton's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 42, or 78.57%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1966
1.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1966
3.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1970
3.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1970
5.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1982
5.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1982
7.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front1992
8.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges1998
9.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2010-07-04
10.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2010-07-24
11.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-09-05
12.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-10-17 b
13.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-03-19 b
13.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-03-19 b
15.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-04-20 a
16.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-05-07 a
17.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2011-05-23
18.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2011-08-12 b
19.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2011-08-12 d
20.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-10-08
21.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-10-22 b
22.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2012-05-05 a
23.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2012-11-11 a
24.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-10-03
25.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-07-11 a
26.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-07-11 b
27.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-08-22 b
27.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-08-22 b
29.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-12-12
29.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-12-12
31.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-06-11 3
32.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2016-07-04
33.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2017-05-20
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains 
 ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains 
 NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 4,500 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) east of the Missisppi River in the United States. It is interesting to note that Mount Mitchell gives Yancey County a national rank of #315 out of the 3141 counties. This means that almost exactly 10% of U.S. counties are higher than the highest one in the east. Mount Washington would rank Coos County #335.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.

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