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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Dennis Stewart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 42, or 52.38%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1960 01
1.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1960 01
3.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1987-06-13 01
4.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1987-06-15 01
5.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1987-06-16 01
6.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1987-06-19 01
7.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-06-13 01
7.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-06-13 01
9.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1989-06-16 01
9.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1989-06-16 01
11.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1989-06-17 01
12.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-05-31 01
12.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-05-31 01
14.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2003-05-20 01
15.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2003-06-03 01
16.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-09-06 01
16.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-09-06 01
18.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2011-09-10 01
19.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2011-09-12 01
20.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-09-13 01
20.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-09-13 01
22.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2014-07-28 01
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 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 
 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.

Acknowledgements

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.
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