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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Shannon Dillmore's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (80 out of 100, or 80%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392005-09-10
2.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-23
3.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892005-10-29
3.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402005-10-29
5.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-12-24
6.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-12-29 a
7.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-12-29 b
8.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-01-07
9.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-01-21
10.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-01-24
11.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-01-28
12.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-02-12 a
13.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-02-12 b
13.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-02-12 b
15.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-02-12 d
16.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-03-05
17.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-03-06
18.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002006-03-12
19.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2006-05-20
19.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5952006-05-20
21.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-06-04
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252006-07-08
22.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14302006-07-08
24.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-07-30
25.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102006-08-12
25.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-12
25.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-12
28.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-17
29.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-09-04
29.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-09-04
29.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-09-04
32.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6002006-10-14
32.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-14
32.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-14
35.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-14 b
36.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-14 c
37.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4002006-10-15
37.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-15
37.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-10-15
40.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont 2007-01-07 a
41.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-01-07 b
42.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-02-19
43.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-03-03
44.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852007-03-11
44.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482007-03-11
44.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2007-03-11
47.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-05-05
48.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-06-22
49.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-09-03
50.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652007-12-22 b
51.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4722007-12-23 b
52.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-01-12
53.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-01 a
54.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-01 b
55.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-01 c
56.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 a
57.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 b
58.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 c
59.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 d
60.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 e
61.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-03-02 f
62.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-12-21 a
63.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-12-21 b
64.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-12-21 c
65.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-01-17 a
66.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-01-17 b
67.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18 a
68.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18 b
69.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18 c
70.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18 d
71.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18 e
72.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8402009-03-07 a
73.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032009-05-18
74.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192009-05-20
74.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192009-05-20
76.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5002009-09-26
77.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502010-02-28
78.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262012-02-11
78.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262012-02-11
80.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15812013-01-05 a
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  

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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 North Carolina, 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 1994 by Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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