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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Vince Kloster's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 42, or 78.57%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1985-09-25
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1985-09-23
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1985-09-23
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2009-09-04
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2009-09-05
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-06-29
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2009-09-04
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1983-09-19
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-06-06
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-06-06
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-19
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-05-03
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-09-06
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-09-06
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1998-05-13
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1998-05-13
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-07-17
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2014-08-13
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-11-20
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-11-01
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-09-28
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-07-16
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-07-16
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-02-07
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1999-05-25
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-04-21
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2004-06-21
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains 
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-05-11
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2016-01-14
32.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-02-07
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1998-05-14
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1985-09-22
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1985-09-22
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 4,500 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) east of the Missisppi River in the United States. It is interesting to note that Mount Mitchell gives Yancey County a national rank of #315 out of the 3141 counties. This means that almost exactly 10% of U.S. counties are higher than the highest one in the east. Mount Washington would rank Coos County #335.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.

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