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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest794
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1535South NC Blue Ridge Crest354
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1260Western Carolina Piedmont355
6.YorkHenry Knob1140Western Carolina Piedmont320
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1063Western Carolina Piedmont 
8.LaurensBig Knob955Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont262
10.NewberryLittle Mountain820Western Carolina Piedmont320
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont 
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point740Western Carolina Piedmont 
14.ChesterChester County High Point738Western Carolina Piedmont 
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point690Western Carolina Piedmont 
17.LexingtonLexington County High Point679Western Carolina Piedmont 
18.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point660Western Carolina Piedmont190
20.AikenAiken County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont 
21.KershawKershaw County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point630Western Carolina Piedmont 
23.RichlandRichland County High Point580Western Carolina Piedmont 
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point460Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point453Western Carolina Piedmont 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark450Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
27.SumterSumter County High Point440Eastern Carolina Piedmont20
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point433Western Carolina Piedmont 
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point400Western Carolina Piedmont 
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point350Western Carolina Piedmont 
32.BambergBamberg County High Point300Western Carolina Piedmont 
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point205Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
34.DillonDillon County High Point185Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
36.HamptonHampton County High Point160Western Carolina Piedmont 
37.ColletonColleton County High Point142Western Carolina Piedmont 
38.MarionMarion County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
38.HorryHorry County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
40.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont 
41.JasperJasper County High Point110Western Carolina Piedmont 
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont 
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point90Western Carolina Piedmont 
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont50

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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