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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Andy Martin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (29 out of 42, or 69.05%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald1431Southern Blue Ridge Front 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-11-19
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-11-19
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin1606Longfellow Mountains1987-09-07
30.NC-AsheThe Peak1573Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob1951Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-01
32.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1536Southern Blue Ridge Front 
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-06-24
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-02
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot2018Great Smoky Mountains 
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam1954Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-06-24
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald1570Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle1727Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-08-08
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-01
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains1990-08-11
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-01
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell2037Central Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-29
8.NH-CoösMount Washington1917White Mountains1988-09-04
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette1597White Mountains2009-06-23
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy1629Adirondack Mountains1987-08-23
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain1685Great Smoky Mountains 
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-01
7.TN-CockeOld Black1942Great Smoky Mountains 
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob1479Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak1682Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob1668Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-02
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains1990-08-11
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald1681Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-02
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-30
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge1386Central Appalachian Ridges 
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain1429Southern Appalachian Ridges 
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-30
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Southern Appalachian Ridges2004-07-05
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-07-08
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob1482Allegheny Mountains1989-02-19
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat1478Allegheny Mountains2009-06-15
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Allegheny Mountains 

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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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