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Tennessee County High Points

Showing Braxton Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 95, or 20%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SumnerSumner County High Point1085Central Cumberland Plateau1752005-09-02
2.RoaneMount Roosevelt2036Walden Ridge5862006-04-15
3.UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains25762006-09-02
4.HamblenCrockett Ridge1952Walker Mountain Complex7422006-11-24
5.FranklinSewanee Benchmark2039Southern Cumberland Plateau1092007-04-21
6.DavidsonDavidson County High Point1165Southern Cumberland Plateau4302007-08-02
7.HickmanBon Aqua Lookout Tower990Southern Cumberland Plateau802007-08-05
8.SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45132007-08-10
9.PutnamPutnam County High Point2070Southern Cumberland Plateau202007-08-12
10.DicksonDickson County High Point970Southern Cumberland Plateau1802007-11-14
10.CheathamSullivan Ridge West910Southern Cumberland Plateau2802007-11-14
10.HumphreysDickhum Benchmark Area880Southern Cumberland Plateau102007-11-14
10.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point806Southern Cumberland Plateau362007-11-14
14.CannonShort Mountain2092Southern Cumberland Plateau10072008-01-01
15.PerryPerry County High Point990Southern Cumberland Plateau802009-02-14
16.KnoxHouse Mountain2090Clinch Mountain Complex10202010-11-26
17.ChesterSand Mountain750Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2602012-09-23
17.McNairyMount Peter690Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1402012-09-23
19.CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1902014-07-24
 CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505 
 BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains1107 
 JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich58 
 MonroeHaw Knob5472Unicoi Mountains212 
 GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains352 
 SullivanHolston High Point4300NE Tennessee Ranges1630 
 PolkBig Frog Mountain4220Georgia Blue Ridge2520 
 JeffersonEnglish Mountain3629Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2312 
 WashingtonPinnacle Mountain3540NE Tennessee Ranges1570 
 AndersonCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2104 
 CampbellCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2104 
 MorganBig Fodderstack3350Southern Cumberland Mountains1000 
 ScottBurge Mountain3270Southern Cumberland Mountains400 
 ClaiborneBryson Mountain3210Southern Cumberland Mountains1580 
 HawkinsChimneytop-Southwest Peak3118Walker Mountain Complex1748 
 CumberlandHinch Mountain3048Walden Ridge1598 
 BledsoeHolloway Ridge2690Walden Ridge260 
 HancockNewman Ridge2630Powell Mountain-Wallen Ridge960 
 GraingerClinch Mountain-Grainger County HP2530Clinch Mountain Complex500 
 MarionLockhart Lookout Tower-South Summit2390Southern Cumberland Plateau20 
 SequatchieSequatchie County High Point2390Walden Ridge460 
 GrundyLockhart Lookout Tower2382Southern Cumberland Plateau12 
 McMinnStarr Mountain2350Unicoi Mountains480 
 UnionSignal Point2310Clinch Mountain Complex580 
 HamiltonLookout Mountain2146Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus381 
 Van burenSmartt Mountain2142Southern Cumberland Plateau272 
 RheaWalden Ridge-Rhea County HP2050Walden Ridge20 
 OvertonHampton Mountain2030Southern Cumberland Plateau140 
 CoffeeCoffee County High Point2030Southern Cumberland Plateau40 
 WhiteWhite County High Point2009Southern Cumberland Plateau159 
 WarrenWarren County High Point1990Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
 FentressFentress County High Point1870Southern Cumberland Plateau20 
 PickettGolman Mountain1786Southern Cumberland Plateau676 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1510Southern Cumberland Plateau80 
 BradleyWhite Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout1495Far South Appalachian Ridges625 
 ClayPilot Knob1410Southern Cumberland Plateau480 
 WilsonMount Defiance Southwest1363Southern Cumberland Plateau493 
 RutherfordRutherford County High Point1360Southern Cumberland Plateau150 
 BedfordLocust Knob West1340Southern Cumberland Plateau115 
 DeKalbDekalb County High Point1330Southern Cumberland Plateau110 
 LoudonAlexander Knob1313Western Great Smoky Mountains343 
 MeigsMcMinn Ridge1296Far South Appalachian Ridges406 
 MarshallTwitty Knob East1290Southern Cumberland Plateau128 
 MooreChestnut Ridge1270Southern Cumberland Plateau80 
 WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point1256Southern Cumberland Plateau471 
 SmithWalnut Knob1248Southern Cumberland Plateau498 
 GilesFlanigan Hill1170Southern Cumberland Plateau220 
 MauryFlanigan Hill1170Southern Cumberland Plateau220 
 JacksonTick Ridge1130Southern Cumberland Plateau80 
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1110Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
 MaconMacon County High Point1110Central Cumberland Plateau160 
 TrousdaleTrousdale County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau370 
 WayneWayne County High Point1080Southern Cumberland Plateau135 
 LewisLewis County High Point1060Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
 RobertsonRobertson County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau30 
 HoustonHouston County High Point860Southern Cumberland Plateau50 
 HardinHardin County High Point840Southern Cumberland Plateau30 
 StewartStewart County High Point760Southern Cumberland Plateau70 
 HendersonHenderson County High Point710Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee140 
 CarrollMaple Creek Lookout710Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee200 
 DecaturMount Carmel West700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee190 
 BentonRound Top690Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee127 
 HardemanHickory Benchmark688Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee98 
 FayetteGordon Hill677Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee107 
 MadisonMadison County High Point670Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee180 
 HenryHenry County High Point650Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee185 
 WeakleyWeakley County High Point605Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee80 
 GibsonGibson County High Point570Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee65 
 ObionObion County High Point551Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee186 
 LauderdaleLauderdale County High Point525Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee190 
 DyerDyer County High Point515Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee190 
 HaywoodHaywood County High Point505Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee15 
 CrockettCrockett County High Point485Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee70 
 TiptonTipton County High Point450Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee105 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point430Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee15 
 LakeLake County High Point322Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee37 

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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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