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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754824
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest55721
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest53426
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest27646
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont31550
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont28029
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont8429
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont16330
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont25226
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont30046
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont12524
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont10017
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3011
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont9424
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont18516
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1608
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont188
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont2912
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont17019
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont09
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont15019
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont15021
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont8024
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont508
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont459
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13010
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont016
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont513
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont208
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont14012
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont308
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont108
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont2812
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont2310
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont1314
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont010
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont511
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont211
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont315
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont2811
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont197
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont37
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont010
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont015
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont2813
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont333
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont451

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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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