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Tennessee County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (30 out of 95, or 31.58%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
50.LoudonAlexander Knob1313Western Great Smoky Mountains  
6.UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains2556 
15.MorganBig Fodderstack3340Southern Cumberland Mountains  
10.PolkBig Frog Mountain4200Georgia Blue Ridge2480 
66.HickmanBon Aqua Lookout Tower980Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-30 b
17.ClaiborneBryson Mountain3200Southern Cumberland Mountains  
16.ScottBurge Mountain3260Southern Cumberland Mountains  
53.MooreChestnut Ridge1260Southern Cumberland Plateau  
18.HawkinsChimneytop-Southwest Peak3118Walker Mountain Complex1738 
22.GraingerClinch Mountain-Grainger County HP2520Clinch Mountain Complex  
1.SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032006
36.CoffeeCoffee County High Point2020Southern Cumberland Plateau  
92.CrockettCrockett County High Point480Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-28 c
40.HamblenCrockett Ridge1952Walker Mountain Complex  
12.AndersonCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2094 
12.CampbellCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2094 
56.DavidsonDavidson County High Point1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
49.DeKalbDekalb County High Point1330Southern Cumberland Plateau110 
71.HumphreysDickhum Benchmark880Southern Cumberland Plateau  
68.DicksonDickson County High Point960Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-30 c
90.DyerDyer County High Point515Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-29 c
11.JeffersonEnglish Mountain3629Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2292 
41.FentressFentress County High Point1870Southern Cumberland Plateau  
56.GilesFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
56.MauryFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau  
87.GibsonGibson County High Point570Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-29 b
42.PickettGolman Mountain1786Southern Cumberland Plateau  
83.FayetteGordon Hill677Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
8.GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains332 
36.OvertonHampton Mountain2020Southern Cumberland Plateau  
73.HardinHardin County High Point840Southern Cumberland Plateau 2011-12-30
7.MonroeHaw Knob5472Unicoi Mountains192 
91.HaywoodHaywood County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-27 e
77.HendersonHenderson County High Point700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-27 b
85.HenryHenry County High Point650Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-30 a
80.HardemanHickory Benchmark688Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
19.CumberlandHinch Mountain3048Walden Ridge  
20.BledsoeHolloway Ridge2680Walden Ridge  
9.SullivanHolston High Point4280NE Tennessee Ranges1600 
31.KnoxHouse Mountain2080Clinch Mountain Complex  
72.HoustonHouston County High Point860Southern Cumberland Plateau  
95.LakeLake County High Point322Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-29 d
89.LauderdaleLauderdale County High Point520Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-29 a
60.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1100Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-26 a
65.LewisLewis County High Point1060Southern Cumberland Plateau  
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point1500Southern Cumberland Plateau  
23.GrundyLockhart Lookout Tower2382Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-04-06
24.MarionLockhart Lookout Tower-South Summit2380Southern Cumberland Plateau02014-04-06
48.BedfordLocust Knob West1340Southern Cumberland Plateau  
28.HamiltonLookout Mountain2146Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus 2014-04-06
60.MaconMacon County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
84.MadisonMadison County High Point660Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-27 d
77.CarrollMaple Creek Lookout700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-12-30
51.MeigsMcMinn Ridge1296Far South Appalachian Ridges  
74.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point806Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-30 d
77.DecaturMount Carmel West700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2011-12-31
46.WilsonMount Defiance Southwest1363Southern Cumberland Plateau  
81.McNairyMount Peter680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-27 c
35.RoaneMount Roosevelt2036Walden Ridge  
21.HancockNewman Ridge2620Powell Mountain-Wallen Ridge  
88.ObionObion County High Point551Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
2.CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains170 
66.PerryPerry County High Point980Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-26 b
45.ClayPilot Knob1400Southern Cumberland Plateau  
14.WashingtonPinnacle Mountain3520NE Tennessee Ranges  
32.PutnamPutnam County High Point2060Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
3.CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485 
69.RobertsonRobertson County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-31
81.BentonRound Top680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee  
47.RutherfordRutherford County High Point1360Southern Cumberland Plateau  
76.ChesterSand Mountain740Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-27 a
24.SequatchieSequatchie County High Point2380Walden Ridge  
34.FranklinSewanee Benchmark2039Southern Cumberland Plateau  
94.ShelbyShelby County High Point430Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-28 b
30.CannonShort Mountain2092Southern Cumberland Plateau  
27.UnionSignal Point2300Clinch Mountain Complex  
29.Van burenSmartt Mountain2142Southern Cumberland Plateau  
5.JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich38 
26.McMinnStarr Mountain2340Unicoi Mountains  
75.StewartStewart County High Point760Southern Cumberland Plateau  
70.CheathamSullivan Ridge West900Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-08-31
63.SumnerSumner County High Point1085Central Cumberland Plateau  
4.BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains1087 
59.JacksonTick Ridge1120Southern Cumberland Plateau  
93.TiptonTipton County High Point450Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee 2014-12-28 a
60.TrousdaleTrousdale County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau  
52.MarshallTwitty Knob East1280Southern Cumberland Plateau  
33.RheaWalden Ridge-Rhea County HP2040Walden Ridge0 
55.SmithWalnut Knob1248Southern Cumberland Plateau  
39.WarrenWarren County High Point1980Southern Cumberland Plateau  
64.WayneWayne County High Point1080Southern Cumberland Plateau 2014-12-26 c
86.WeakleyWeakley County High Point600Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee Unknown
38.WhiteWhite County High Point2009Southern Cumberland Plateau  
44.BradleyWhite Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout1495Far South Appalachian Ridges  
54.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point1256Southern Cumberland Plateau  

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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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