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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-03-12
1.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-03-12
3.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1995-09-11
4.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1995-09-14
5.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1995-09-18
6.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1996-03-14
6.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1996-03-14
8.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-03-16
9.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1996-05-13
9.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1996-05-13
11.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1996-10-06
12.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2005-09-05
13.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
13.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
13.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
16.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-05
16.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-05
18.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-07
18.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-07
20.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2009-06-07
21.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2009-09-27
22.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2010-10-06
23.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-05-04
24.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2012-05-05
25.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-06-26
26.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-06-27
26.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-06-27
28.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2012-11-11
29.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-14
29.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-14
29.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges2012-11-14
32.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-15
32.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-15
34.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2013-09-13
35.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-10-03
36.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2014-03-31
37.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-20
38.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-21
39.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-24
40.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2014-07-25
40.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2014-07-25
42.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-05-11

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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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