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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains
5.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6420Central Blue Ridge Ranges
6.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Western Blue Ridge Ranges
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Central Blue Ridge Ranges
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Southern Blue Ridge Front
19.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5540Western Blue Ridge Ranges
20.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Central Blue Ridge Ranges
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5260White Mountains
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5180Western Blue Ridge Ranges
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges
32.NC-CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Southern Blue Ridge Front
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges
42.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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