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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754888
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest55722
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest53428
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest27647
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont31553
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont28030
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont8430
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont16334
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont25230
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont30050
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont12526
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont10019
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3013
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont9426
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont18518
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont16011
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont1811
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont2915
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont17022
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont012
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont15021
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont15024
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont8028
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont5012
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont4512
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13011
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont017
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont516
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont2010
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont14013
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont3011
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont1011
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont2813
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont2311
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont1317
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont013
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont513
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont213
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont318
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont2813
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont199
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont310
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont011
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont018
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 7
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont2815
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont334
 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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