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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 5) Prom-M
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Ascent Date
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains299Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlexanderHickory Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont304 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest358 
 AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AsheThe Peak1585Beech-Snake-Rich280 
 AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1890Roan-Unaka Mountains210 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point22Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point54Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BuncombePotato Knob1963Black Mountains36 
 BurkeLong Arm Mountain1317N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest751 
 CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
 CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CatawbaBaker Mountain549Western Carolina Piedmont195 
 ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1548Unicoi Mountains24 
 ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
 ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge871 
 ClevelandBenn Knob890Western Carolina Piedmont146 
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill22Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DareJockeys Ridge30Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont155 
 DavieDavie County High Point311Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak238Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ForsythForsyth County High Point341Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont234 
 GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont  
 GrahamHuckleberry Knob1707Unicoi Mountains1061 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point229Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GreeneGreene County High Point44Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point122Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HarnettBig Ridge152Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains494 
 HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1621Great Balsam Mountains72 
 HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
 IredellFox Mountain536Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains930 
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point116Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JonesJones County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LenoirLenoir County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LincolnBuffalo Knob463Western Carolina Piedmont  
 MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge871 
 MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region156 
 MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest154 
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains1075 
 MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MooreMoore County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point25Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point116Virginia Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain265Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
 PenderPender County High Point37Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PolkTryon Peak1012South NC Blue Ridge Crest460 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain354Eastern Carolina Piedmont159 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point192Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point323Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RowanYoungs Mountain335Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest538 
 SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 StanlyMorrow Mountain277Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont445 
 SurryFisher Peak1097South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains1379 
 TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1841Great Balsam Mountains73 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point241Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WakeWake County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WarrenWarren County High Point149Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest751 
 WayneWayne County High Point61Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilkesThompkins Knob1256N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
 WilsonWilson County High Point101Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont187 
 YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains1858 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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