Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointBuzzard Roost (2980 ft/908 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesGeorgia (35%), North Carolina (30%), South Carolina (21%), Virginia (12%), Florida (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area140,185 sq mi / 363,080 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent562 mi / 904 km North-South
554 mi / 892 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 20' N; 80° 27' W
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Map of Piedmont
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Piedmont.
Piedmont-Southeast CoastLevel 3 (Parent)
         Mid-Atlantic Coastal PlainLevel 4 (Sibling)
         PiedmontLevel 4
                 Virginia PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Western Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Georgia PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
         Southeast CoastLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Piedmont

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Buzzard Roost2980908Western Carolina Piedmont
2.Icy Knob2960+902+Western Carolina Piedmont
3.Hickory Knob2960+902+Western Carolina Piedmont
4.Propst Mountain2960+902+Western Carolina Piedmont
5.Walker Top2920+890+Western Carolina Piedmont
6.Benn Knob2880+878+Western Carolina Piedmont
7.Krunkleton Knob2780+847+Western Carolina Piedmont
8.Pores Knob2660+811+Eastern Carolina Piedmont
9.Moores Knob2579786Eastern Carolina Piedmont
10.Hickory Knob2560+780+Eastern Carolina Piedmont
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Buzzard Roost2980908Western Carolina Piedmont
2.Pores Knob2660+811+Eastern Carolina Piedmont
3.Turkeycock Mountain1850564Virginia Piedmont
4.Currahee Mountain1740530Georgia Piedmont

Photos of Peaks in the Piedmont

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain has giant bas-relief depictions of Confederate generals carved into its side (1989-04-19).
Atlanta High Point
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Atlanta city high point...complete with local pushing a washing machine in a shopping cart (2013-06-18). Photo by Tom Owen.
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