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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (37 out of 42, or 88.1%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2003-08-31
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-09-20
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2003-09-20
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2012-03-22
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-05
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2012-03-22
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1995-07-11
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-06
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-08-06
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-08-06
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-05
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-07-09
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2006-11-24
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-07-08
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-11-25
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-11-23
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-18
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-18
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-07-09
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2007-07-07
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-08-04
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2013-07-16
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2013-07-15
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-11-25
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2008-12-23
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges2013-12-23
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2003-09-13
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-03-20
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-08-30
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2003-08-30
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-03-21
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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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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