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Tennessee County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.SevierClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains4503
2.CarterRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3485
3.UnicoiBig Bald5516Bald Mountains2556
4.PolkBig Frog Mountain4200Georgia Blue Ridge2480
5.JeffersonEnglish Mountain3629Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2292
6.AndersonCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2094
6.CampbellCross Mountain3534Southern Cumberland Mountains2094
8.HawkinsChimneytop-Southwest Peak3118Walker Mountain Complex1738
9.SullivanHolston High Point4280NE Tennessee Ranges1600
10.CumberlandHinch Mountain3048Walden Ridge1588
11.ClaiborneBryson Mountain3200Southern Cumberland Mountains1560
12.WashingtonPinnacle Mountain3520NE Tennessee Ranges1550
13.BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Western Great Smoky Mountains1087
14.CannonShort Mountain2092Southern Cumberland Plateau1002
15.KnoxHouse Mountain2080Clinch Mountain Complex1000
16.MorganBig Fodderstack3340Southern Cumberland Mountains980
17.HancockNewman Ridge2620Powell Mountain-Wallen Ridge940
18.HamblenCrockett Ridge1952Walker Mountain Complex732
19.PickettGolman Mountain1786Southern Cumberland Plateau666
20.BradleyWhite Oak Mountain-Ooltewah Lookout1495Far South Appalachian Ridges615
21.RoaneMount Roosevelt2036Walden Ridge576
22.UnionSignal Point2300Clinch Mountain Complex560
23.SmithWalnut Knob1248Southern Cumberland Plateau488
24.WilsonMount Defiance Southwest1363Southern Cumberland Plateau483
25.GraingerClinch Mountain-Grainger County HP2520Clinch Mountain Complex480
26.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point1256Southern Cumberland Plateau466
27.McMinnStarr Mountain2340Unicoi Mountains460
27.ClayPilot Knob1400Southern Cumberland Plateau460
29.SequatchieSequatchie County High Point2380Walden Ridge440
30.DavidsonDavidson County High Point1160Southern Cumberland Plateau420
31.MeigsMcMinn Ridge1296Far South Appalachian Ridges396
32.HamiltonLookout Mountain2146Far Southern Appalachian Plateaus381
33.ScottBurge Mountain3260Southern Cumberland Mountains380
34.TrousdaleTrousdale County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau360
35.LoudonAlexander Knob1313Western Great Smoky Mountains333
36.GreeneGravel Knob4852Bald Mountains332
37.Van burenSmartt Mountain2142Southern Cumberland Plateau262
38.CheathamSullivan Ridge West900Southern Cumberland Plateau260
39.BledsoeHolloway Ridge2680Walden Ridge240
39.ChesterSand Mountain740Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee240
41.GilesFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau200
41.MauryFlanigan Hill1160Southern Cumberland Plateau200
43.MonroeHaw Knob5472Unicoi Mountains192
44.DyerDyer County High Point515Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee185
45.ObionObion County High Point551Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee181
46.CarrollMaple Creek Lookout700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee180
46.DecaturMount Carmel West700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee180
46.HenryHenry County High Point650Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee180
46.LauderdaleLauderdale County High Point520Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee180
50.CockeOld Black6370Eastern Great Smoky Mountains170
51.SumnerSumner County High Point1085Central Cumberland Plateau165
52.DicksonDickson County High Point960Southern Cumberland Plateau160
52.MadisonMadison County High Point660Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee160
54.WhiteWhite County High Point2009Southern Cumberland Plateau149
55.RutherfordRutherford County High Point1360Southern Cumberland Plateau140
55.MaconMacon County High Point1100Central Cumberland Plateau140
57.WayneWayne County High Point1080Southern Cumberland Plateau135
58.OvertonHampton Mountain2020Southern Cumberland Plateau120
58.HendersonHenderson County High Point700Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee120
58.McNairyMount Peter680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee120
61.BentonRound Top680Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee117
62.DeKalbDekalb County High Point1330Southern Cumberland Plateau110
63.TiptonTipton County High Point450Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee100
64.FranklinSewanee Benchmark2039Southern Cumberland Plateau99
65.FayetteGordon Hill677Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee97
66.HardemanHickory Benchmark688Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee88
67.WeakleyWeakley County High Point600Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee70
68.LincolnLincoln County High Point1500Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.MooreChestnut Ridge1260Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.JacksonTick Ridge1120Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.HickmanBon Aqua Lookout Tower980Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.PerryPerry County High Point980Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.StewartStewart County High Point760Southern Cumberland Plateau60
68.GibsonGibson County High Point570Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee60
68.CrockettCrockett County High Point480Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee60
76.WarrenWarren County High Point1980Southern Cumberland Plateau40
76.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1100Southern Cumberland Plateau40
76.HoustonHouston County High Point860Southern Cumberland Plateau40
79.JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Beech-Snake-Rich38
80.LakeLake County High Point322Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee37
81.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point806Southern Cumberland Plateau26
82.CoffeeCoffee County High Point2020Southern Cumberland Plateau20
82.RobertsonRobertson County High Point920Central Cumberland Plateau20
82.HardinHardin County High Point840Southern Cumberland Plateau20
85.FentressFentress County High Point1870Southern Cumberland Plateau10
85.HaywoodHaywood County High Point500Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee10
85.ShelbyShelby County High Point430Mississippi-Tennessee-Tombigee10
88.GrundyLockhart Lookout Tower2382Southern Cumberland Plateau2
89.MarionLockhart Lookout Tower-South Summit2380Southern Cumberland Plateau0
89.RheaWalden Ridge-Rhea County HP2040Walden Ridge0
91.PutnamPutnam County High Point2060Southern Cumberland Plateau 
91.BedfordLocust Knob West1340Southern Cumberland Plateau 
91.MarshallTwitty Knob East1280Southern Cumberland Plateau 
91.LewisLewis County High Point1060Southern Cumberland Plateau 
91.HumphreysDickhum Benchmark880Southern Cumberland Plateau 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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