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North Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont24
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont90
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont210
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont270
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont114
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains160
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4503
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont273
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge900
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont300
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont142
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont236
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont210
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains648
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont17
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains3400
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont92
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont30
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont90
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains160
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest560
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont57
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont385
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains6089
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont80
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont190
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont 
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont38
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3010
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont180
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont220
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont72
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2819
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont60
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest465
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest920
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont70
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont140
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont33
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont310

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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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