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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest774 
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1515South NC Blue Ridge Crest314 
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1250Western Carolina Piedmont335 
6.YorkHenry Knob1130Western Carolina Piedmont300 
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1058Western Carolina Piedmont  
8.LaurensBig Knob950Western Carolina Piedmont  
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont257 
10.NewberryLittle Mountain815Western Carolina Piedmont310 
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont  
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point735Western Carolina Piedmont  
14.ChesterChester County High Point733Western Carolina Piedmont  
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point685Western Carolina Piedmont  
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont  
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point674Western Carolina Piedmont  
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point655Western Carolina Piedmont180 
20.AikenAiken County High Point645Western Carolina Piedmont  
21.KershawKershaw County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point625Western Carolina Piedmont  
23.RichlandRichland County High Point575Western Carolina Piedmont  
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point455Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point448Western Carolina Piedmont  
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark445Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
27.SumterSumter County High Point435Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point428Western Carolina Piedmont  
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point395Western Carolina Piedmont  
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point365Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point345Western Carolina Piedmont  
32.BambergBamberg County High Point295Western Carolina Piedmont  
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point202Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
34.DillonDillon County High Point182Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.HamptonHampton County High Point155Western Carolina Piedmont  
37.ColletonColleton County High Point138Western Carolina Piedmont  
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont  
39.MarionMarion County High Point127Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
40.HorryHorry County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
41.JasperJasper County High Point107Western Carolina Piedmont  
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont  
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point85Western Carolina Piedmont  
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point77Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point47Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point47Western Carolina Piedmont47 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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