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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Steven 'Skip' Dreyer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (11 out of 42, or 26.19%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell2037Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-11
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains2007-11-19
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome2025Great Smoky Mountains2007-11-19
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot2018Great Smoky Mountains 
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam1954Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob1951Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
7.TN-CockeOld Black1942Great Smoky Mountains 
8.NH-CoösMount Washington1917White Mountains2002-01
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob1916Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front 
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812Southern Blue Ridge Front 
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-11
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers1746Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-11
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle1727Southern Blue Ridge Front 
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Southern Blue Ridge Front 
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain1685Great Smoky Mountains 
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak1682Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald1681Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front 
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian1676Southern Blue Ridge Front 
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob1668Southern Blue Ridge Front 
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy1629Adirondack Mountains2004-09
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin1606Longfellow Mountains2013-08-03
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette1597White Mountains 
30.NC-AsheThe Peak1573Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald1570Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point1542Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob1482Allegheny Mountains2005-07
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob1479Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat1478Allegheny Mountains 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-11-20
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald1458Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-11-20
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Allegheny Mountains 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Southern Appalachian Ridges 
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald1431Southern Blue Ridge Front 
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain1429Southern Appalachian Ridges 
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge1386Central Appalachian Ridges 

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 4,500 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) east of the Missisppi River in the United States. It is interesting to note that Mount Mitchell gives Yancey County a national rank of #315 out of the 3141 counties. This means that almost exactly 10% of U.S. counties are higher than the highest one in the east. Mount Washington would rank Coos County #335.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.

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