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Eastern Carolina Piedmont

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointPores Knob (2660+ ft/811+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (78%), South Carolina (21%), Virginia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area45,852 sq mi / 118,757 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent248 mi / 399 km North-South
355 mi / 571 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 55' N; 78° 43' W
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Map of Eastern Carolina 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 Eastern Carolina Piedmont.
PiedmontLevel 4 (Parent)
         Virginia PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Carolina PiedmontLevel 5
                 Brushy MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Outer BanksLevel 6 (Child)
         Western Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Georgia PiedmontLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Eastern Carolina Piedmont

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Pores Knob2660+811+Brushy Mountains
2.Moores Knob2579786 
3.Hickory Knob2560+780+Brushy Mountains
4.Sauratown Mountain2441744 
5.Pilot Mountain2421738 
6.Devils Chimney2396730 
7.Cooks Wall2380+725+ 
8.Hibriten Mountain2239682Brushy Mountains
9.Hanging Rock2160+658+ 
10.Wolf Rock2024617 
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 NameftmRange6
1.Pores Knob2660+811+Brushy Mountains
2.Kill Devil Hill9128Outer Banks



Photos of Peaks in the Eastern Carolina Piedmont

Moores Knob
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View of Pilot Mtn from the top of the Moore's Knob lookout tower (2016-03-18). Photo by Jonathan Blackwell.
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Pilot Mountain
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PILOT MOUNTAIN (2014-05-30). Photo by Shawn Dunn.
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Shepherd Mountain
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View east from atop the tower on Shepherd Mt (2015-10-09). Photo by jeff branin.
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Davie County High Point
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Davie County GIS map shows the radio tower stands in a 1002 contour and the farmyard rises to 1008. Note that there is also a 1008 contour north of Turkeyfoot Road. Dotted green lines are 2-foot contours. Solid yellow lines are 5-footers. The map shows some higher spot elevations, which seem to reflect the roofs of buildings (2010-08-08). Photo by Tom Layton.
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Morrow Mountain
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The "peak" (2017-03-01). Photo by Robert Kraft.
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Union County High Point
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Next to Tom Layton's "boulder" atop Union County. (2016-10-25). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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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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Kershaw County High Point
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Henry Brown house sits on the Kershaw County High Point (2021-02-06). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Franklin County High Point
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The high point in the woods just off Mays Store Road. Photo by Jason Clark.
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Robeson County High Point
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The blue line marks the 242 contour north of McGirt Gin Road. There is another 242 contour south of the road. (2015-05-14). Photo by Tom Layton.
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