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Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet

Showing Nikolai Braun's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 42, or 14.29%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.NC-YanceyMount Mitchell6684Central Blue Ridge Ranges12882007-07-22
2.NC-SwainClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains13182007-07-24
2.TN-SevierClingmans Dome6643Great Smoky Mountains13182007-07-24
4.NC-HaywoodMount Guyot6621Great Smoky Mountains117 
5.NC-JacksonRichland Balsam6410Central Blue Ridge Ranges167 
6.NC-BuncombePotato Knob6400Central Blue Ridge Ranges70 
7.TN-CockeOld Black6370Great Smoky Mountains99 
8.NH-CoösMount Washington6288White Mountains4029 
9.NC-MitchellRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges288 
9.TN-CarterRoan High Knob6285Western Blue Ridge Ranges288 
11.NC-AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Western Blue Ridge Ranges217 
12.NC-TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Central Blue Ridge Ranges102 
13.NC-CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front230 
13.NC-WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946Southern Blue Ridge Front230 
15.VA-GraysonMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges8492006-07-03
15.VA-SmythMount Rogers5729Western Blue Ridge Ranges8492006-07-03
17.NC-McDowellThe Pinnacle5665Southern Blue Ridge Front79 
18.NC-GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Southern Blue Ridge Front115 
19.TN-BlountThunderhead Mountain5527Great Smoky Mountains146 
20.VA-WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Western Blue Ridge Ranges156 
21.TN-JohnsonSnake Mountain-North Peak5518Western Blue Ridge Ranges54 
22.TN-UnicoiBig Bald5516Western Blue Ridge Ranges155 
23.NC-ClayStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front183 
23.NC-MaconStanding Indian5499Southern Blue Ridge Front183 
25.TN-MonroeHaw Knob5472Southern Blue Ridge Front52 
26.NY-EssexMount Marcy5344Adirondack Mountains1847 
27.NC-HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Central Blue Ridge Ranges79 
28.ME-PiscataquisKatahdin5268Longfellow Mountains1642 
29.NH-GraftonMount Lafayette5240White Mountains2455 
30.NC-AsheThe Peak5160Western Blue Ridge Ranges27 
31.NC-MadisonSandymush Bald5152Central Blue Ridge Ranges33 
32.NC-CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Central Blue Ridge Ranges20 
33.WV-PendletonSpruce Knob4861Allegheny Mountains7822016-07-09
34.TN-GreeneGravel Knob4852Western Blue Ridge Ranges40 
35.WV-PocahontasThorny Flat4848Allegheny Mountains25 
36.GA-TownsBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front905 
36.GA-UnionBrasstown Bald4784Southern Blue Ridge Front905 
38.WV-RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Allegheny Mountains31 
39.VA-TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Southern Appalachian Ridges44 
40.GA-RabunRabun Bald4696Southern Blue Ridge Front173 
41.VA-RussellBeartown Mountain4689Southern Appalachian Ridges22 
42.VA-HighlandLittle Ridge4546Central Appalachian Ridges19 

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List Description

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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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