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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
26.NY-EssexMount MarcyNullAdirondack Mountains 
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte CrayonNullAllegheny Mountains 
35.WV-PocahontasThorny FlatNullAllegheny Mountains 
33.WV-PendletonSpruce KnobNullAllegheny Mountains 
42.VA-HighlandLittle RidgeNullCentral Appalachian Ridges 
5.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6420Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
6.NC-JacksonRichland BalsamNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
31.NC-MadisonSandymush BaldNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
1.NC-YanceyMount MitchellNullCentral Blue Ridge Ranges 
20.TN-BlountThunderhead MountainNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
2.NC-SwainClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
2.TN-SevierClingmans DomeNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
7.TN-CockeOld BlackNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
4.NC-HaywoodMount GuyotNullGreat Smoky Mountains 
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdinNullLongfellow Mountains 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
41.VA-RussellBeartown MountainNullSouthern Appalachian Ridges 
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Southern Blue Ridge Front 
32.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Southern Blue Ridge Front 
25.TN-MonroeHaw KnobNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather MountainNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
17.NC-McDowellThe PinnacleNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
40.GA-RabunRabun BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
23.NC-ClayStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
23.NC-MaconStanding IndianNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
36.GA-UnionBrasstown BaldNullSouthern Blue Ridge Front 
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
19.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North PeakNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
9.NC-MitchellRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
9.TN-CarterRoan High KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
22.TN-UnicoiBig BaldNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
34.TN-GreeneGravel KnobNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
15.VA-GraysonMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
15.VA-SmythMount RogersNullWestern Blue Ridge Ranges 
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5260White Mountains 
8.NH-CoösMount WashingtonNullWhite Mountains 

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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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