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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Chad Painter's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 42, or 33.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2000-10
1.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains2000-10
3.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-02
3.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front2001-02
5.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges2007-09-24
6.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-09-25
6.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges2007-09-25
8.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2009-10-13
9.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains2009-10-17 a
10.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains2012-10-13 a
11.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-10-22 d
11.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front2012-10-22 d
13.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-10-23 b
13.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges2012-10-23 b
 NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains 
 NC-BuncombePotato Knob6420Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains 
 NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains 
 NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains 
 TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front 
 NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5260White Mountains 
 NC-AsheThe Peak5180Western Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5070Central Blue Ridge Ranges 
 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 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.

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