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Western Carolina Piedmont

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointIcy Knob (3000 ft/914 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesSouth Carolina (89%), North Carolina (11%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area23,125 sq mi / 59,895 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent566 mi / 911 km North-South
409 mi / 658 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 56' N; 81° 12' W
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Map of Western Carolina Piedmont
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Carolina Piedmont.
PiedmontLevel 4 (Parent)
         Virginia PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Western Carolina PiedmontLevel 5
         Georgia PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Carolina Piedmont

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Icy Knob3000914 
2.Buzzard Roost2980908 
3.Propst Mountain2960+902+ 
4.Hickory Knob2960+902+ 
5.Walker Top2920+890+ 
6.Benn Knob2880+878+ 
7.Skull Knob2840+866+ 
8.Kaylor Knob2779847 
9.Krunkleton Knob2760+841+ 
10.High Peak2720+829+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Western Carolina Piedmont

Walker Top
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Walker Top Tower (2019-09-19). Photo by Jason Newman.
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Horse Ridge

Horse Ridge Photo by Jason Newman.
The Pinnacle
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Looking north towards the city of Kings Mountain from The Pinnacle's rocky ridge (2020-01-28). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Spencer Mountain
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The power-line chute up Spencer Mountain. Sorry if this displays sideways--it's upright in the enlargement. (2017-03-26). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Thicketty Mountain
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BM Thicketty (2021-03-14). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Anderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast
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Anderson SC COHP, 1052 contour (map from Anderson GIS) (2011-12-31). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Big Knob
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Big Knob, Laurens CoHP, South Carolina (2021-01-23). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Parsons Mountain
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Abbeville CoHP. First on the CoHP list alphabetically for the USA. It's good to be #1 (2021-01-09). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Union County High Point
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Union COHP, capped with a Christian Counselling Center, offers outstanding four-state views. (2020-02-01). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Edgefield County High Point
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LiDAR says the Edgefield SC COHP is behind this water tower on McDaniel Drive off US25/Augusta Road south of the town of Edgefield. I wouldn't rule out spot elevation 678 near Johnston and maybe other areas. (2014-10-20). Photo by Tom Layton.
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