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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6420Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
2.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
3.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
4.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Southern Blue Ridge Front 
5.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
6.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
7.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5260White Mountains 
8.NC-AsheThe Peak5180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
9.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Southern Blue Ridge Front 
10.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
10.VA-RussellBeartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
10.TN-UnicoiBig BaldNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.GA-TownsBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.GA-UnionBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.NC-SwainClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
10.TN-SevierClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
10.NC-CaldwellGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.NC-WataugaGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.TN-GreeneGravel KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.TN-MonroeHaw KnobNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.ME-PiscataquisKatahdinNullLongfellow Mountains 
10.VA-HighlandLittle RidgeNullCentral Appalachian Ridges 
10.NC-HaywoodMount GuyotNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
10.NY-EssexMount MarcyNullAdirondack Mountains 
10.NC-YanceyMount MitchellNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.WV-RandolphMount Porte CrayonNullAllegheny Mountains 
10.VA-GraysonMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.VA-SmythMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.NH-CoösMount WashingtonNullWhite Mountains 
10.TN-CockeOld BlackNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
10.GA-RabunRabun BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.NC-JacksonRichland BalsamNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.NC-MitchellRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.TN-CarterRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.NC-MadisonSandymush BaldNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North PeakNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
10.WV-PendletonSpruce KnobNullAllegheny Mountains 
10.NC-ClayStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.NC-MaconStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.NC-McDowellThe PinnacleNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
10.WV-PocahontasThorny FlatNullAllegheny Mountains 
10.TN-BlountThunderhead MountainNullGreat Smoky 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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