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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 Crest774 
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest577 
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest554 
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 Piedmont89 
8.LaurensBig Knob950Western Carolina Piedmont168 
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 
14.ChesterChester County High Point733Western Carolina Piedmont99 
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 Point674Western Carolina Piedmont39 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point655Western Carolina Piedmont180 
20.AikenAiken County High Point645Western Carolina Piedmont  
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 Point448Western Carolina Piedmont50 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark445Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
27.SumterSumter County High Point435Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point428Western Carolina Piedmont10 
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 Point202Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
34.DillonDillon County High Point182Eastern Carolina Piedmont25 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 
36.HamptonHampton County High Point155Western Carolina Piedmont  
37.ColletonColleton County High Point138Western Carolina Piedmont8 
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont3 
39.MarionMarion County High Point127Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
40.HorryHorry County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont33 
41.JasperJasper County High Point107Western Carolina Piedmont5 
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont19 
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 Piedmont33 
 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.


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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