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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.PickensSassafras Mountain1083South NC Blue Ridge Crest230
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain1023South NC Blue Ridge Crest170
3.OconeeFork Mountain1004South NC Blue Ridge Crest163
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain456South NC Blue Ridge Crest84
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain378Western Carolina Piedmont96
6.YorkHenry Knob341Western Carolina Piedmont85
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast321Western Carolina Piedmont26
8.LaurensBig Knob288Western Carolina Piedmont50
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain254Western Carolina Piedmont77
10.NewberryLittle Mountain247Western Carolina Piedmont92
11.UnionUnion County High Point242Western Carolina Piedmont38
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont31
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point223Western Carolina Piedmont10
14.ChesterChester County High Point222Western Carolina Piedmont29
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point221Eastern Carolina Piedmont56
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point207Western Carolina Piedmont49
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point207Western Carolina Piedmont6
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point204Western Carolina Piedmont9
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point198Western Carolina Piedmont52
20.AikenAiken County High Point195Western Carolina Piedmont 
21.KershawKershaw County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont46
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point189Western Carolina Piedmont46
23.RichlandRichland County High Point174Western Carolina Piedmont25
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point137Eastern Carolina Piedmont15
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont14
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark134Eastern Carolina Piedmont40
27.SumterSumter County High Point131Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point129Western Carolina Piedmont2
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point119Western Carolina Piedmont6
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont43
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point104Western Carolina Piedmont10
32.BambergBamberg County High Point88Western Carolina Piedmont3
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point61Eastern Carolina Piedmont9
34.DillonDillon County High Point55Eastern Carolina Piedmont7
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont4
36.HamptonHampton County High Point46Western Carolina Piedmont 
37.ColletonColleton County High Point41Western Carolina Piedmont1
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point39Western Carolina Piedmont1
39.MarionMarion County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont1
40.HorryHorry County High Point37Eastern Carolina Piedmont9
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point32Western Carolina Piedmont5
42.JasperJasper County High Point32Western Carolina Piedmont1
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point29Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point24Western Carolina Piedmont 
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point12Western Carolina Piedmont8
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point14Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point14Western Carolina Piedmont14

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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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