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Piedmont

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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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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.Skull Knob2840866Western Carolina Piedmont
8.Krunkleton Knob2780+847+Western Carolina Piedmont
9.High Peak2720829Western Carolina Piedmont
10.Pores Knob2660+811+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.Chenocetah Mountain1830558Georgia 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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Chesterfield County High Point
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LiDAR map of the Chesterfield COHP, which is on the north end of the southern 720-foot contour (2014-10-22). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Edgefield County High Point
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LiDAR says the Edgefield SC COHP is behind this water tower on McDaniel Drive off US25/Augusta Road south of the town of Edgefield. I wouldn't rule out spot elevation 678 near Johnston and maybe other areas. (2014-10-20). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Lexington County High Point
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LiDAR for Lexington SC COHP, firetower site, showing the 676 summit contour. Other candidates do not top 672. (2014-10-20). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Fairfield County High Point
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LiDAR says the middle of three areas is the Fairfield SC COHP. (2014-10-21). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Bamberg County High Point
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LiDAR says this liner is the Bamberg COHP. However, LiDAR plots the county line about 200 yards east of where it is shown on the USGS quad. (2014-10-21). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Hampton County High Point
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LiDAR of Hampton SC COHP. The road at the bottom should be labeled Matthews Bluff, not Hampton Bluff. This road is signed SC3 north from Estill SC. (2014-10-21). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Sandy Island High Point
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Forest floor patches of the silvery grey colored reindeer moss on Sandy Island (2015-01-06). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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