County Corner Point, North Carolina

Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 5060+ feet, 1542+ meters

Approx. Isolation: 0 mi, 0 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5060 - 5080 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5060 ft / 1542 m
    (Range 5060 - 5080 ft)
Peak TypeSlope Point, subsidiary to Peak 5149
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 9' 21'' N, 83° 44' 17'' W
35.155924, -83.738024 (Dec Deg)
250593 E 3893768 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
This peak has 1 other candidate high point areas:
AreaElevationMap NameMap View
Main Summit5060(+20)Topton
West Area5040(+20)Topton
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionCherokee (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain County Corner Point:
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #32)
     North Carolina County High Points (Rank #18)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #27)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #36)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #24)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #27)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 20
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 22)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2017-11-05 by Tom Layton
     2018-12-18 by Bradley Reese (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2019-08-07 by Henry Pharr

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Cherokee County's northern point is a liner, like the two southern points. On the USGS quad it looks like the corner is on the 5040 contour, but the Cherokee GIS map shows it tops out at 5000. This is at least 40 feet below the southern points at County Corners (2017-11-05). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 40 ft/12 m
  Key Col: 5060 ft/1542 m
IsolationNearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    County Corner Point  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Nantahala Mountains
Drainage BasinsHiwassee
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Topo MapTopton O35083b6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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This is from the Cherokee County GIS site and shows two of the three possible locations for the COHP. The county boundaries are not well-rendered on this map. But I am satisfied that the 20-foot contours shown are in Cherokee County, which would make one of these two corners the COHP. I've also attached the Clay County GIS map, which is better for determining the boundary lines. (2017-11-05). Photo by Tom Layton.
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This is the Clay County GIS map, showing the corner with Cherokee and Macon counties. This is better than the Cherokee GIS map in terms of locating the county borders, which are defined by the watershed ridgelines. Not sure what the red line indicates--maybe a NF boundary? Note that the western liner is on the 5040 contour and the tri-county corner is even higher. (2017-11-05). Photo by Tom Layton.
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