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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 42, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1962-08-27
2.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1963-07-04
3.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1968-10-20
4.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1969-04-05 a
4.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1969-04-05 a
6.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1969-07-05
7.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1980-05-21 b
7.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1980-05-21 b
9.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1986-08-25 a
10.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1986-08-25 b
10.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1986-08-25 b
12.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-07-15
13.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-10-22 c
14.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-10-22 d
14.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-10-22 d
16.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-10-23
16.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-10-23
18.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges1995-11-23 b
19.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges1995-11-24
20.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-11-25
20.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-11-25
22.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-05-17
23.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains1996-07-16 a
24.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains1996-08-05 b
25.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains1996-08-05 c
26.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-07 a
27.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-10-24 a
28.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-10-24 b
29.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains1996-10-25 b
30.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges1996-12-26 a
31.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges1996-12-26 c
32.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges1997-03-13
33.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front1997-12-26
34.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges1998-03-11
35.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges1998-07-16 b
36.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges1999-03-06
37.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front1999-05-17
38.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges1999-06-07 a
39.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains1999-06-08 b
40.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains1999-06-11
41.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2000-05-19 b
42.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2001-06-09

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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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