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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 42, or 88.1%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1995-07-11
2.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-08-30
2.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-08-30
4.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2003-08-31
5.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2003-09-13
6.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-09-20
6.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-09-20
8.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
8.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
8.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
11.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
11.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
11.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
14.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-07-09
14.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-07-09
16.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
16.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
16.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
19.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-05
19.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-05
21.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2006-11-24
22.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2007-07-07
23.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-08-06
23.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-08-06
25.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-11-23
26.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2008-12-23
27.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-03-20
28.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-03-21
29.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2012-03-22
29.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2012-03-22
31.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-18
31.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-18
33.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2013-07-15
34.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2013-07-16
35.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges2013-12-23
36.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-11-25
36.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-11-25
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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List Description

List Info

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.

Acknowledgements

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