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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 42, or 61.9%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1958-07
1.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1958-07
1.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1958-07
4.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1963
5.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1964-07-13
6.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1965-04-15
6.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1965-04-15
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1966-06
8.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1966-06
10.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1967-09-15
10.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1967-09-15
12.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2000-09-11
13.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2000-11-13
14.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2000-11-15
15.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2001-09-27
16.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-02-08
17.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-11-01
17.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-11-01
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-11-01
17.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-11-01
21.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2006-04-24
22.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2006-09-21
23.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2006-09-22
24.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-23 c
25.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-23 d
25.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2014-07-23 d
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 

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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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