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South Carolina County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest754
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest 
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont 
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont 
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont 
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont 
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont 
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont 
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont 
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont 
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont 
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont 
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont 
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont 
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont 
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont 
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont 
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont 
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont 
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont 
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont 
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45

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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 South Carolina, 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 1994 by Carl Mills and Andy Martin, reviewed by Fred Lobdell.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points on this list provided by Michael Schwartz via the web site, and manually verified.


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