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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Andy Martin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (29 out of 42, or 69.05%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1987-08-23
2.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1987-09-07
3.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-29
4.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-30
4.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges1988-05-30
6.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains1988-09-04
7.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains1989-02-19
8.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-11-19
8.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1989-11-19
10.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1990-08-11
10.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1990-08-11
12.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
12.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
12.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front1996-08-08
12.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges1996-08-08
17.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-06-24
17.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-06-24
19.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-01
19.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-01
19.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-01
19.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-01
23.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-02
23.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges2004-07-02
23.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front2004-07-02
26.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges2004-07-05
27.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains2009-06-15
28.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2009-06-23
29.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges2010-07-08
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 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-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains 
 GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges 
 VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges 

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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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