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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1365
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1395
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1395
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains124
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges177
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges73
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains105
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains4205
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges303
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges303
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges225
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges111
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front245
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front245
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges899
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges899
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front82
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front121
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains153
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges164
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges57
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges163
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front196
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front196
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front54
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1928
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges82
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1707
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2584
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges28
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges39
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges23
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains825
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges43
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains26
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front963
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front963
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains32
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges47
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front187
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges23
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges19

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 4,500 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) east of the Missisppi River in the United States. It is interesting to note that Mount Mitchell gives Yancey County a national rank of #315 out of the 3141 counties. This means that almost exactly 10% of U.S. counties are higher than the highest one in the east. Mount Washington would rank Coos County #335.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by Carl Mills, Fred Lobdell, Michael Kornbau, and Andy Martin.

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