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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont30
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont185
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont160
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont18
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont29
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont0
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont50
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont45
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont130
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont20
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont140
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont30
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont10
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont23
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont0
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont5
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont2
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont19
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont3
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont0
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont28
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont33
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45

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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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