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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Jim Bishop's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 42, or 50%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-03-18
1.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-03-18
3.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-03-31
3.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-03-31
5.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains1995-04-02
6.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-04-09
7.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1995-04-10
7.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1995-04-10
9.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-04-12
10.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-05-01
11.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1995-08-19
12.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains1997-07-04
13.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1998-07-04
14.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-04-28
15.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-08-04
15.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-08-04
17.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2010-06-19
18.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-07-20
19.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-12-17
19.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-12-17
21.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-04-06
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains 
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
 VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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List Description

List Info

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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