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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 42, or 76.19%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge RangesUnknown
1.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge RangesUnknown
1.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge RangesUnknown
1.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge FrontUnknown
1.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge RangesUnknown
1.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge RangesUnknown
7.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1993-08-07
7.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1993-08-07
9.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1993-08-11
10.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1993-08-12
10.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1993-08-12
12.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1994-07-15
13.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1994-07-16
13.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1994-07-16
15.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1995-06-01
16.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1995-06-02
17.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1995-06-04
18.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2005-07-02
19.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2009-07-11
20.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2010-07-01
21.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-23
21.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-23
21.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-11-23
24.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-09-13
24.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-09-13
24.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2013-09-13
27.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2013-10-31
28.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2014-08-03
29.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2014-08-14
30.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2016-11-24
31.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2017-09-07
31.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2017-09-07
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges 

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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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