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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Mark LaViolette Jr.'s first ascent dates for climbed peaks (13 out of 42, or 30.95%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5260White Mountains2001-08-09
2.ME-PiscataquisKatahdinNullLongfellow Mountains2004-05-31
3.NH-CoösMount WashingtonNullWhite Mountains2004-07-01
4.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-06
5.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-10
6.NC-MitchellRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-11
6.TN-CarterRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-11
8.TN-UnicoiBig BaldNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-14
9.TN-BlountThunderhead MountainNullGreat Smoky Mountains2004-10-21
9.NC-SwainClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains2004-10-21
9.TN-SevierClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains2004-10-21
12.NC-ClayStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front2004-10-29
12.NC-MaconStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front2004-10-29
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6420Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-PendletonSpruce KnobNullAllegheny Mountains 
 TN-GreeneGravel KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny FlatNullAllegheny Mountains 
 GA-TownsBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 GA-UnionBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte CrayonNullAllegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
 GA-RabunRabun BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle RidgeNullCentral Appalachian Ridges 
 NC-HaywoodMount GuyotNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
 NC-JacksonRichland BalsamNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-MonroeHaw KnobNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 NY-EssexMount MarcyNullAdirondack Mountains 
 NC-MadisonSandymush BaldNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North PeakNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-GraysonMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
 VA-SmythMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe PinnacleNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-CockeOld BlackNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
 NC-YanceyMount MitchellNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 

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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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