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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 42, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1958-06
2.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1961-07
3.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1975-06 a3
4.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1985-08 a4
4.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1985-08 a4
6.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1985-08 a5
7.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1985-08 a7
8.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1985-08 a8
8.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1985-08 a8
10.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1985-08 a9
10.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1985-08 a9
12.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains1998-06 c3
13.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges1998-07 b9
14.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2001-06-09
15.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2001-06-12
15.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2001-06-12
17.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2001-06-14
18.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-15
18.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-15
18.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-15
18.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-15
18.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-15
23.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-16
23.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-16
23.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-16
23.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-16
27.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-17
27.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-17
29.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-18
30.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-04-15
30.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-04-15
32.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-04-16
32.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-04-16
32.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-16
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-16
36.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-17
37.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-18
38.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-19
39.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-20
39.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-04-20
41.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2002-04-22
42.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2002-04-30

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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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