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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Jobe Wymore's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 42, or 78.57%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-06-24 a
1.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-06-24 a
3.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1995-06-24 b
3.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1995-06-24 b
5.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-06-25 a
5.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1995-06-25 a
7.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1995-06-25 b
8.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1995-08-17 a
9.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1995-08-19 a
10.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1995-08-20
11.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-10-24
11.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front1995-10-24
13.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1998-09-13 b
14.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-02
14.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-02
14.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-02
17.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-05
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-05
19.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-08 a
19.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-08 a
21.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-08 c
22.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2000-08-08 d
23.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-09 a
23.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-09 a
25.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-09 d
26.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges2000-08-09 e
27.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains2005-04-16
28.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2015-09-24 d
29.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2016-10-22 b
30.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2017-04-16 b
31.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2017-04-18 d
32.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains2017-04-20 b
33.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges2017-04-21 b
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 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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