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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Peter Barr's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (41 out of 42, or 97.62%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-14
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-15
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2004-05-15
4.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-08-28
4.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-08-28
4.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-08-28
7.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2004-09-04
8.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2004-10-03
8.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2004-10-03
10.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2004-10-30
11.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-03-04
11.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-03-04
13.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-03-26
14.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-04-10
15.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2005-05-14
16.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-05-16
17.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2005-08-24
18.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2005-09-03
19.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-07-05
19.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-07-05
21.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-22
21.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-22
23.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-08-24
24.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-09-11
24.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-09-11
24.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Southern Blue Ridge Front2006-09-11
27.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-10-15
27.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-10-15
27.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-10-15
30.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2006-12-04
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-12-28
32.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-04-20
33.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2010-05-11
34.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2010-08-06
35.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains2010-08-08
36.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2010-08-29
37.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges2011-07-01
38.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges2012-04-09
39.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2012-04-10
40.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2012-04-11
41.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2012-10-09
 WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 

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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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