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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 100, or 2%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600 
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont  
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160 
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont  
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472 
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont  
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge  
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031998-05-16
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426 
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595 
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891998-05-17

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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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