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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Shannon Dillmore's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 42, or 83.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-10-29
1.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-10-29
3.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-02-19
3.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-02-19
5.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-03-12
5.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-03-12
5.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-03-12
5.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-03-12
5.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-03-12
10.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-12
10.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-12
10.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-12
13.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-03-10 b
14.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-03-11
14.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-03-11
14.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-03-11
17.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2007-08-18 c
18.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-12-22 b
19.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2007-12-23 b
20.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2008-05-25 a
21.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2008-05-26 c
22.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2009-03-07 a
23.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2009-05-18
23.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2009-05-18
25.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-05-20
25.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-05-20
27.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-06-04 c
28.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2011-10-29 a
29.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-02-11
29.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-02-11
31.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2013-01-05 a
32.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2013-01-05 b
33.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-12-07 b
34.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-07-12 b
35.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2015-08-31
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains 
 ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains 
 NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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List Description

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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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