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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1985-08-25 a
2.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains1993-08-08 b
3.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1993-08-21 a
4.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1994-04-09
5.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1995-09-16 c
6.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1996-08-01 a
6.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1996-08-01 a
8.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-01 b
9.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-08-02 b
9.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-08-02 b
11.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-09
11.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-09
13.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-12 b
13.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-12 b
15.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-12 e
16.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-05-23 c
16.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2007-05-23 c
18.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2007-06-01 f
19.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2007-06-05 a
20.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2007-06-05 b
21.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-06-12 f
22.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-06-24 b
23.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-08-08 c
23.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-08-08 c
25.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2009-08-09 b
26.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2009-08-17 b
27.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2016-01-07 b
28.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2016-01-07 l
29.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2016-05-31 b
30.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2016-06-02 b
31.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2016-10-30 a
32.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2017-11-05
33.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2017-11-11 b
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 

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List Description

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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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