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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754
2.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315
3.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300
4.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280
5.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276
6.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252
7.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170
8.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
9.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
9.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
9.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
9.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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