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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Chris Post's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 42, or 42.86%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2001-09-15
2.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-04-20
2.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-04-20
4.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-04-27
4.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-04-27
6.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-02
7.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-03
7.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-03
9.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-06
10.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-14
11.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-17
11.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-17
13.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-18
14.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-27
14.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-05-27
16.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2010-06-07 c
17.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2012-08-22
18.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2015-06-12 c
 NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 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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