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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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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