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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 Crest577 
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest554 
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1516South NC Blue Ridge Crest316 
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1250Western Carolina Piedmont335 
6.YorkHenry Knob1130Western Carolina Piedmont300 
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1060Western Carolina Piedmont91 
8.LaurensBig Knob951Western Carolina Piedmont169 
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont257 
10.NewberryLittle Mountain815Western Carolina Piedmont310 
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont130 
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point735Western Carolina Piedmont40 
13.ChesterChester County High Point735Western Carolina Piedmont101 
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point685Western Carolina Piedmont170 
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont23 
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point676Western Carolina Piedmont41 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point655Western Carolina Piedmont180 
20.AikenAiken County High Point645Western Carolina Piedmont10 
21.KershawKershaw County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont160 
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point625Western Carolina Piedmont160 
23.RichlandRichland County High Point575Western Carolina Piedmont90 
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point455Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point449Western Carolina Piedmont51 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark445Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
27.SumterSumter County High Point435Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point430Western Carolina Piedmont12 
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point395Western Carolina Piedmont30 
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point365Eastern Carolina Piedmont150 
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point345Western Carolina Piedmont40 
32.BambergBamberg County High Point295Western Carolina Piedmont20 
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point203Eastern Carolina Piedmont31 
34.DillonDillon County High Point183Eastern Carolina Piedmont26 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont16 
36.HamptonHampton County High Point155Western Carolina Piedmont10 
37.ColletonColleton County High Point138Western Carolina Piedmont8 
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont4 
38.MarionMarion County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
40.HorryHorry County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont33 
41.JasperJasper County High Point108Western Carolina Piedmont6 
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont19 
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point85Western Carolina Piedmont10 
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont33 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point48Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point48Western Carolina Piedmont48 

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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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