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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges1460 
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1496 
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains1496 
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains135 
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges193 
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges80 
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains114 
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains4492 
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges329 
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges329 
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges254 
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges120 
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front269 
14.NC-CaldwellCalloway Peak-East Summit5945Southern Blue Ridge Front49 
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges963 
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges963 
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front89 
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front127 
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains167 
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges181 
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges57 
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges174 
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front207 
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front207 
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front53 
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains2095 
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges88 
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1828 
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2790 
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges29 
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges39 
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges26 
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains865 
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges47 
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains34 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1006 
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front1006 
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains32 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges51 
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front194 
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges24 
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges21 

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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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