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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754 
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276 
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315 
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280 
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont  
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont  
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252 
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300 
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont  
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont  
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont  
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont  
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont  
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont  
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170 
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont  
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont  
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont  
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont  
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont  
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont  
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont  
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont  
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont  
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont  
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont  
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont  
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont  
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont  
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45 

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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 South 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin, reviewed by Fred Lobdell.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points on this list provided by Michael Schwartz via the web site, and manually verified.


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