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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.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534
4.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315
5.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280
7.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276
8.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252
9.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont185
10.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170
11.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163
12.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont160
13.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150
13.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150
15.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont140
16.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont130
17.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
19.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94
20.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84
21.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80
22.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
23.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont45
24.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont30
24.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont30
26.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont29
27.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
27.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
27.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont28
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45
30.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
31.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont20
32.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont19
33.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont18
34.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13
35.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont10
36.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5
36.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont5
38.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3
38.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont3
40.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont2
41.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
42.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont 
42.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont 
42.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
42.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 
42.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 

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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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