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Tennessee County High Points

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 95, or 36.84%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031986-08-25
2.CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1701996-08-05 b
3.CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34851995-10-22 d
4.BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains10871996-10-25
5.JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich381996-12-26 a
6.UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains25561997-03-13
7.MonroeHaw Knob5472Unicoi Mountains1921996-10-24 b
8.GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains3321998-07-16
9.SullivanHolston High Point4280NE Tennessee Ranges16001997-05-18
10.PolkBig Frog Mountain4200Georgia Blue Ridge24801999-07-18
11.JeffersonEnglish Mountain3629Eastern Great Smoky Mountains22922000-11-25
12.AndersonCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains20942000-05-28
12.CampbellCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains20942000-05-28
14.WashingtonPinnacle Mountain3520NE Tennessee Ranges 1997-11-28
15.MorganBig Fodderstack3340Southern Cumberland Mountains 2004-09-25
16.ScottBurge Mountain3260Southern Cumberland Mountains 2004-09-25
17.ClaiborneBryson Mountain3200Southern Cumberland Mountains 2005-10-22
18.HawkinsChimneytop-Southwest Peak3118Walker Mountain Complex17382002-11-03
19.CumberlandHinch Mountain3048Walden Ridge 2000-05-28
20.BledsoeHolloway Ridge2680Walden Ridge 2004-09-26
21.HancockNewman Ridge2620Powell Mountain-Wallen Ridge  
22.GraingerClinch Mountain-Grainger County HP2520Clinch Mountain Complex  
23.GrundyLockhart Lookout Tower2382Southern Cumberland Plateau 1997-07-06
24.MarionLockhart Lookout Tower-South Summit2380Southern Cumberland Plateau01997-07-06
24.SequatchieSequatchie County High Point2380Walden Ridge  
26.McMinnStarr Mountain2340Unicoi Mountains 2013-05-14
27.UnionSignal Point2300Clinch Mountain Complex  
28.HamiltonLookout Mountain2146Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus 1997-07-06
29.Van burenSmartt Mountain2142Southern Cumberland Plateau  
30.CannonShort Mountain2092Southern Cumberland Plateau  
31.KnoxHouse Mountain2080Clinch Mountain Complex 2000-05-28
32.PutnamPutnam County High Point2060Southern Cumberland Plateau02000-06-25
33.RheaWalden Ridge-Rhea County HP2040Walden Ridge02004-09-26
34.FranklinSewanee Benchmark2039Southern Cumberland Plateau 1999-07-17
35.RoaneMount Roosevelt2036Walden Ridge 2000-05-28
36.OvertonHampton Mountain2020Southern Cumberland Plateau  
36.CoffeeCoffee County High Point2020Southern Cumberland Plateau  
38.WhiteWhite County High Point2009Southern Cumberland Plateau  
39.WarrenWarren County High Point1980Southern Cumberland Plateau  
40.HamblenCrockett Ridge1952Walker Mountain Complex 2000-05-28
41.FentressFentress County High Point1870Southern Cumberland Plateau  
42.PickettGolman Mountain1786Southern Cumberland Plateau  
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point1500Southern Cumberland Plateau 2001-03-03
44.BradleyWhite Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout1495Far South Appalachian Ridges 1999-07-17
45.ClayPilot Knob1400Southern Cumberland Plateau  
46.WilsonMount Defiance Southwest1363Southern Cumberland Plateau  
47.RutherfordRutherford County High Point1360Southern Cumberland Plateau  
48.BedfordLocust Knob West1340Southern Cumberland Plateau  
49.DeKalbDekalb County High Point1330Southern Cumberland Plateau110 
50.LoudonAlexander Knob1313Western Great Smoky Mountains  
51.MeigsMcMinn Ridge1296Far South Appalachian Ridges  
52.MarshallTwitty Knob East1280Southern Cumberland Plateau  
53.MooreChestnut Ridge1260Southern Cumberland Plateau  
54.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point1256Southern Cumberland Plateau  
55.SmithWalnut Knob1248Southern Cumberland Plateau  
56.DavidsonDavidson County High Point1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
56.GilesFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
56.MauryFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
59.JacksonTick Ridge1120Southern Cumberland Plateau  
60.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1100Southern Cumberland Plateau  
60.MaconMacon County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
60.TrousdaleTrousdale County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
63.SumnerSumner County High Point1085Central Cumberland Plateau  
64.WayneWayne County High Point1080Southern Cumberland Plateau  
65.LewisLewis County High Point1060Southern Cumberland Plateau  
66.HickmanBon Aqua Lookout Tower980Southern Cumberland Plateau  
66.PerryPerry County High Point980Southern Cumberland Plateau  
68.DicksonDickson County High Point960Southern Cumberland Plateau 2010-09-02
69.RobertsonRobertson County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau  
70.CheathamSullivan Ridge West900Southern Cumberland Plateau 2010-09-02
71.HumphreysDickhum Benchmark880Southern Cumberland Plateau  
72.HoustonHouston County High Point860Southern Cumberland Plateau  
73.HardinHardin County High Point840Southern Cumberland Plateau 2010-10-07
74.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point806Southern Cumberland Plateau  
75.StewartStewart County High Point760Southern Cumberland Plateau  
76.ChesterSand Mountain740Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
77.CarrollMaple Creek Lookout700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
77.DecaturMount Carmel West700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
77.HendersonHenderson County High Point700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
80.HardemanHickory Benchmark688Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
81.BentonRound Top680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
81.McNairyMount Peter680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
83.FayetteGordon Hill677Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
84.MadisonMadison County High Point660Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
85.HenryHenry County High Point650Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
86.WeakleyWeakley County High Point600Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
87.GibsonGibson County High Point570Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
88.ObionObion County High Point551Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
89.LauderdaleLauderdale County High Point520Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
90.DyerDyer County High Point515Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
91.HaywoodHaywood County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
92.CrockettCrockett County High Point480Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
93.TiptonTipton County High Point450Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
94.ShelbyShelby County High Point430Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
95.LakeLake County High Point322Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Tennessee, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Carl Mills, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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