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Tennessee County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 95, or 44.21%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032006
2.CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains170 
3.CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852016-04-05 b
4.BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains1087 
5.JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich38 
6.UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains2556 
7.MonroeHaw Knob5472Unicoi Mountains1922016-04-22 b
8.GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains332 
9.SullivanHolston High Point4280NE Tennessee Ranges1600 
10.PolkBig Frog Mountain4200Georgia Blue Ridge2480 
11.JeffersonEnglish Mountain3629Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2292 
12.AndersonCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains20942016-04-04 b
12.CampbellCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains20942016-04-04 b
14.WashingtonPinnacle Mountain3520NE Tennessee Ranges15502016-04-05 a
15.MorganBig Fodderstack3340Southern Cumberland Mountains980 
16.ScottBurge Mountain3260Southern Cumberland Mountains380 
17.ClaiborneBryson Mountain3200Southern Cumberland Mountains1560 
18.HawkinsChimneytop-Southwest Peak3118Walker Mountain Complex1738 
19.CumberlandHinch Mountain3048Walden Ridge15882015-12-05 b
20.BledsoeHolloway Ridge2680Walden Ridge240 
21.HancockNewman Ridge2620Powell Mountain-Wallen Ridge940 
22.GraingerClinch Mountain-Grainger County HP2520Clinch Mountain Complex480 
23.GrundyLockhart Lookout Tower2382Southern Cumberland Plateau22014-04-06
24.SequatchieSequatchie County High Point2380Walden Ridge440 
24.MarionLockhart Lookout Tower-South Summit2380Southern Cumberland Plateau02014-04-06
26.McMinnStarr Mountain2340Unicoi Mountains460 
27.UnionSignal Point2300Clinch Mountain Complex560 
28.HamiltonLookout Mountain2146Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus3812014-04-06
29.Van burenSmartt Mountain2142Southern Cumberland Plateau262 
30.CannonShort Mountain2092Southern Cumberland Plateau1002 
31.KnoxHouse Mountain2080Clinch Mountain Complex1000 
32.PutnamPutnam County High Point2060Southern Cumberland Plateau02015-12-05 c
33.RheaWalden Ridge-Rhea County HP2040Walden Ridge0 
34.FranklinSewanee Benchmark2039Southern Cumberland Plateau99 
35.RoaneMount Roosevelt2036Walden Ridge5762015-12-05 a
36.OvertonHampton Mountain2020Southern Cumberland Plateau120 
36.CoffeeCoffee County High Point2020Southern Cumberland Plateau20 
38.WhiteWhite County High Point2009Southern Cumberland Plateau149 
39.WarrenWarren County High Point1980Southern Cumberland Plateau40 
40.HamblenCrockett Ridge1952Walker Mountain Complex7322016-04-04 c
41.FentressFentress County High Point1870Southern Cumberland Plateau10 
42.PickettGolman Mountain1786Southern Cumberland Plateau666 
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point1500Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
44.BradleyWhite Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout1495Far South Appalachian Ridges615 
45.ClayPilot Knob1400Southern Cumberland Plateau460 
46.WilsonMount Defiance Southwest1363Southern Cumberland Plateau483 
47.RutherfordRutherford County High Point1360Southern Cumberland Plateau140 
48.BedfordLocust Knob West1340Southern Cumberland Plateau115 
49.DeKalbDekalb County High Point1330Southern Cumberland Plateau110 
50.LoudonAlexander Knob1313Western Great Smoky Mountains3332016-04-04 a
51.MeigsMcMinn Ridge1296Far South Appalachian Ridges396 
52.MarshallTwitty Knob East1280Southern Cumberland Plateau118 
53.MooreChestnut Ridge1260Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
54.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point1256Southern Cumberland Plateau466 
55.SmithWalnut Knob1248Southern Cumberland Plateau488 
56.DavidsonDavidson County High Point1160Southern Cumberland Plateau420 
56.GilesFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau200 
56.MauryFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau200 
59.JacksonTick Ridge1120Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
60.TrousdaleTrousdale County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau360 
60.MaconMacon County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau140 
60.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1100Southern Cumberland Plateau402014-12-26 a
63.SumnerSumner County High Point1085Central Cumberland Plateau165 
64.WayneWayne County High Point1080Southern Cumberland Plateau1352014-12-26 c
65.LewisLewis County High Point1060Southern Cumberland Plateau0 
66.HickmanBon Aqua Lookout Tower980Southern Cumberland Plateau602014-12-30 b
66.PerryPerry County High Point980Southern Cumberland Plateau602014-12-26 b
68.DicksonDickson County High Point960Southern Cumberland Plateau1602014-12-30 c
69.RobertsonRobertson County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau202014-12-31
70.CheathamSullivan Ridge West900Southern Cumberland Plateau2602014-08-31
71.HumphreysDickhum Benchmark Area880Southern Cumberland Plateau02016-04-23 a
72.HoustonHouston County High Point860Southern Cumberland Plateau40 
73.HardinHardin County High Point840Southern Cumberland Plateau202011-12-30
74.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point806Southern Cumberland Plateau262014-12-30 d
75.StewartStewart County High Point760Southern Cumberland Plateau60 
76.ChesterSand Mountain740Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee2402014-12-27 a
77.CarrollMaple Creek Lookout700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1802011-12-30
77.DecaturMount Carmel West700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1802011-12-31
77.HendersonHenderson County High Point700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1202014-12-27 b
80.HardemanHickory Benchmark688Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee88 
81.McNairyMount Peter680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1202014-12-27 c
81.BentonRound Top680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1172016-04-23 b
83.FayetteGordon Hill677Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee97 
84.MadisonMadison County High Point660Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1602014-12-27 d
85.HenryHenry County High Point650Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1802014-12-30 a
86.WeakleyWeakley County High Point600Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee70Unknown
87.GibsonGibson County High Point570Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee602014-12-29 b
88.ObionObion County High Point551Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee181Unknown
89.LauderdaleLauderdale County High Point520Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1802014-12-29 a
90.DyerDyer County High Point515Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1852014-12-29 c
91.HaywoodHaywood County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee102014-12-27 e
92.CrockettCrockett County High Point480Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee602014-12-28 c
93.TiptonTipton County High Point450Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee1002014-12-28 a
94.ShelbyShelby County High Point430Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee102014-12-28 b
95.LakeLake County High Point322Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee372014-12-29 d

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Tennessee, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Carl Mills, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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