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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Bill Hebert's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 42, or 50%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge FrontUnknown
1.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge FrontUnknown
3.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1960
4.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1971
5.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains1974
6.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1975-09-01
7.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-10-14
7.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-10-14
9.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2003-10-15
10.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2003-10-17
11.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2003-10-18
11.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2003-10-18
13.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2003-10-20
14.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2003-10-28
15.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2003-10-31
16.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-11-02
16.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-11-02
18.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-06-01
18.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-06-01
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-06-02
21.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2004-06-07
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 

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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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