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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing shane ashby's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (30 out of 42, or 71.43%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-01-05
1.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-01-05
3.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-06-07
3.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-06-07
5.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-03
6.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-01-03
7.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2006-08-12
8.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2006-09-13
9.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2007-10-03
10.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2007-10-22
10.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2007-10-22
12.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2008-12-27
13.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2009-01-12
14.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2009-03-15
14.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2009-03-15
16.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2009-03-18
16.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2009-03-18
18.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2009-09-12
19.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2009-11-28
20.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2009-12-17
21.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-05-29
22.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2010-08-24
23.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2010-08-28
24.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2010-10-09
25.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2010-10-17
25.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2010-10-17
27.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-04-30
28.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-06-17
28.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-06-17
28.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-06-17
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 

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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.


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

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