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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Chris Gilsdorf's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 42, or 90.48%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2000-07-12
2.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2000-08-17
3.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2000-12-27
4.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-14
4.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-14
4.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2001-06-14
4.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-14
4.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-06-14
9.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-15
9.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-06-15
11.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2001-08-02
12.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2006-02
13.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2015-09-07
14.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2015-10-06
15.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-07
15.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-07
15.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-07
15.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-07
15.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-07
15.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-07
15.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-07
15.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-07
23.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-08
23.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-08
23.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-08
23.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-08
23.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2015-10-08
28.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-09
28.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-09
28.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2015-10-09
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2016-07-23
32.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-09-10
33.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2017-03-26
34.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2017-06-03
34.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2017-06-03
36.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2017-06-04
37.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2017-10-01
37.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2017-10-01
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern 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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