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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (31 out of 42, or 73.81%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1986-05-26 a
2.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1988-04-02
3.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-05-14 b
3.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-05-14 b
5.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1989-05-15 a
5.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1989-05-15 a
7.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1989-05-15 b
8.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1989-05-16
8.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1989-05-16
10.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1992-09-11
11.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1993-10-10
12.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-11-04
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-11-04
12.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-11-04
12.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-11-04
12.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2001-11-04
17.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2001-11-05
18.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-05-24
18.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-05-24
18.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2002-05-24
21.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains2002-05-25
21.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains2002-05-25
23.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2002-05-26
23.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2002-05-26
25.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2005-07-01
26.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-10-30 a
27.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2009-10-30 b
28.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2009-10-31
29.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-11-13 b
29.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2011-11-13 b
31.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges2011-11-13 e
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky 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 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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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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