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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
 NC-YanceyMount Mitchell2037Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-SwainClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-SevierClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot2018Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob1963Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam1954Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CockeOld Black1942Great Smoky Mountains 
 NH-CoösMount Washington1917White Mountains 
 NC-MitchellRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CarterRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1890Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1841Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-GraysonMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 VA-SmythMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle1727Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob1707Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1694Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain1685Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak1682Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-UnicoiBig Bald1681Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-ClayStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-MaconStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob1668Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NY-EssexMount Marcy1629Adirondack Mountains 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1621Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NH-GraftonMount Lafayette1609White Mountains 
 ME-PiscataquisKatahdin1606Longfellow Mountains 
 NC-AsheThe Peak1585Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald1570Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1548Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-PendletonSpruce Knob1482Allegheny Mountains 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob1479Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat1478Allegheny Mountains 
 GA-TownsBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 GA-UnionBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald1431Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain1429Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge1386Central Appalachian Ridges 

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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.

Acknowledgements

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