Jump to Map of List PeaksMethod: Clean | Average | Optimistic Winter Ascent Dates only (Help)Show List using Metric Units

Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

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

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-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges2006-09-11
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
42.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2016-12-02

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

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.

    Map Showing Location of Peaks

     = Peaks climbed by Peter Barr   = Unclimbed peaks

    Click on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.

    (Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

    Click Here for a Full Screen Map

    This page has been served 872498 times since 2004-11-01.

    Copyright © 1987-2018 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service