North Carolina County Highpoints

North Carolina County Highpoints

North Carolina, United States, North America
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I've been to few states that have the variety of terrain that you can find in North Carolina. County highpointing in North Carolina is sure to be just as varied. There are 100 counties in North Carolina. These counties can be divided up fairly neatly into three geographic regions. These are the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal regions. The mountain county highpoints contain some of the highest summits in the east. Most high points in this area have established trails leading to them. The piedmont counties have a more gently rolling topography so highpoints here can be less obvious. The coastal plain is flat as a pancake and in most places the county highpoints are all but unnoticable. Highpoints in the coastal plain may not be of much interest to the summitpost community but I include them here just for a complete comprehensive list.

Mountain County Highpoints

The mountain counties easily have the most interesting terrain(at least to the SummitPost community) of all the regions. Eight have highpoints in excess of 6000’ and another 10 top 5000.’

County Highpoint Elevation
Alleghany Peach Bottom Mt.
The summit rocks as we got...
Ashe The Peak
The Peak
Avery Grassy Ridge Bald
Grassy Ridge Bald in the...
Buncombe Potato Knob
Potato Knob from the...
Burke Long Arm Mt. 4280’
Caldwell eastern summit of
Calloway Peak
Calloway Peak with...
Cherokee 600' NW of benchmark NY 76(Tri-County Knob),
S ridge of Laurel Knob on TN line
1, 2
Clay Standing Indian Mt.
Rime ice frames an early...
Graham Huckleberry Knob
Huckleberry Knob
Haywood Mt. Guyot
Mount Guyot from Cosby
Henderson Little Pisgah Mt. 5280’
Jackson Richland Balsam
Richland Balsam
Macon Standing Indian Mt.
Rime ice frames an early...
Madison Sandymush Bald
Sandymush Bald
McDowell The Pinnacle
Toward the Craggies
Mitchell Roan High Knob
Walking back to Carvers Gap...
Polk Tryon Peak 3280’
Rutherford Sugarloaf Mt. 3965’
Surry Fisher Peak 3580’
Swain Clingmans Dome
Panorama composite I took of...
Transylvania Chestnut Bald
Chestnut Bald
Watauga Calloway Peak
Calloway Peak with...
Wilkes Thompkins Knob
Thompkins Knob
Yancey Mt. Mitchell
View of the the Black...

Piedmont County Highpoints

The piedmont counties have high points that vary from high monadnocks to insignifigant crossroads.

County Highpoint Elevation
Alamance Cane Creek Mountains 970’
Alexander Hickory Knob 2564’
Anson Gordon Mt.(SW Summit) 636’
Cabarrus 200' and 3400' SW of intersection of SR 1612 and 1613 890’
Caswell Stony Creek Mt. 880’
Catawba Baker Mt. 1780’
Chatham 4200' NW of intersection of SR 1003 and 1333 774’
Cleveland Benn Knob
Benn Knob, late in the...
Davidson High Rock Mt. 1188’
Davie ridge along SR 1317, 5900' NW of intersection of SR 1317 and 1319 1010’
Durham Red Mt. 770’
Forsyth two points on SR 1636 <500' S of Stokes Co. 1100’
Franklin intersection of NC 96 and SR 1144 562’
Gaston King's Pinnacle
Stitched panorama from the...
Granville a point 1.3 mi SE of intersection of SR 1140 and 1141 743’
Guilford point 1/4 mile south of NC150 at Forsyth line 1000’
Iredell Fox Mt. 1740’
Lee 2500' SW of intersection of US 1 and SR 1181 540’
Lincoln Buffalo Knob 1480’
Mecklenburg point 1 mile east of Brockenbrough Airport 890’
Montgomery Dark Mt. 953’
Moore three points centered around an area 1200' N of NC 211 and SR 1146 730’
Orange Occoneechee Mt.(west summit)
Occoneechee Mountain
Person 2000' SW of intersection of 501 Byp and SR 1152 in Roxboro 888’
Randolph Shepherd Mt. 1150’
Richmond broad area 1000' W of Norman 620’
Rockingham point on SR 1352 <1000' E of Stokes Co, area on south side of SR 1501, 2500' NE of intersection of SR 1504 and 1505 1040'- 1,2,3
Rowan Youngs Mt. 1090’
Stanly Morrow Mt.
Minor peak on the other side...
Stokes Moores Knob
Another nearby peak from...
Union west side of SR 1357 in Stallings 786’
Vance four points in Dabney just west of intersection of SR 1304 and 1305 570’
Wake 3500' N of intersection of SR 1839 and 1840 545’
Warren on both the east and west sides of US 1/158, 2000' E of Warren/Vance county line 480’
Yadkin Brushy Mountains 1755’

Coastal County Highpoints

The coastal counties are the most vertically challenged of the North Carolina counties. Many have numerous highpoints(Edgecombe and Martin have over 30!) As far as the SummitPost community is concerned they are of very little interest. I used the NC Geological Survey to get most of my info. For a more official picture of all the highpoints in this region visit the County Highpointers page here.

County Highpoint Elevation
Beaufort point approx. 700' S of intersection of US 17 and SR 1131 66’
Bertie 3600' W of intersection of SR 1249 and 1207 103’
Bladen area 3500' E of intersection of SR 1336 and 1339 170’
Brunswick 1.6 mi W of intersection of SR 1409 and 1410, several areas centered 2 mi NW of intersection of SR 1401 and 1402, 1600' W of intersection of NC 87 and SR 1414, 4.2 mi NW of intersection of US 17/74/76 75’- 1,2,3,4
Camden intersection of Corapeake Ditch and Sherrill Ditch 24’
Carteret point 300' SE of intersection of NC 24 and SR 1124 51’
Chowan two points 3700' and 5500' E of intersection of NC 37 and SR 1300, two points 1500' and 2700' N of intersection of SR 1418 and SR 1002 52’- 1,2,3,4
Columbus intersection of NC131 and SR 1519 in NW part of county 132’
Craven intersection of US 70 and NC 41 76’
Cumberland 4000' SW of Coolyconch Mtn. 486’
Currituck Luark Hill 66’
Dare Jockey's Ridge (sand dune) 138’
Duplin 0.5 mile N of intersection of SR 1500 and SR 1004 170’
Edgecombe several areas just E of RR tracks/county line south of Rocky Mount between SR 1154 and Sharpsburg 140’
Gates point 150' E of intersection of railroad tracks and NC 37 in Gates 85’
Greene area along SR 1140 between SR 1132 and SR 1142 138’
Halifax point 1900' NE of intersection of SR 1001 and SR 1400 in Roper Springs 391’
Harnett 1500' SE of Mt. Moriah church on the south side of NC 24/27 490’
Hertford point 2000' SE of intersection of SR 1300 and US 158/258, point 2000' NW of intersection of SR 1180 and SR 1182 95’- 1,2
Hoke centered on largest building in McCain 550’
Hyde Sand dune west of NC 12 between Knoll House Cr. and Try Yard Cr. 27’
Johnston 2000' W of intersection of SR 1553 and 1700, 1800' E of intersection of SR 1553 and 1700 370’- 1,2
Jones area 1.4 mi NE of intersection of SR 1147 and SR 1148 125’
Lenoir Area on SR SR 1111 between SR 1165 and SR 1112 164’
Martin area 2500' SW of intersection of Martin, Halifax, and Edgecombe counties 92’
Nash point 4500' N of intersection of SR 1325 and NC 58 360’
New Hanover 3500' NNW of intersection of US 421 and SR 1524, 2400' N of intersection of SR 1101 and 1218 75’- 1,2
Northampton point 2000' SW of Gaston Church in NW part of county 370’
Onslow 1 mile long ridge 1.3 mi W of Haw Branch 34’
Pamlico point 1400' E of New Hope Church in Reelsboro 50’
Pasquotank point 1.2 mi NW of intersection of County Line Ditch and Insurance Ditch, point 2.0 mi NW of intersection of County Line Ditch and Insurance Ditch, point 4700' W of intersection of US 158 and SR 1367 21’- 1,2,3
Pender 1 mi. W of Lake Ann 115’
Perquimans portion of a ridge 2000' SE of Joppa in NW corner of county 52’
Pitt 1600' N of intersection of SR 1239 and US 258 127’
Robeson several points centered on an area 1.3 mi NE of intersection of SR 1308 and 1310 240’
Sampson 2500' and 3000' NW of intersection of NC 55 and SR 1005, 1700' NE of intersection of NC 55 and SR 1005 230'- 1,2,3
Scotland 1600' E of intersection of US 1 and SR 1346 in NW Scotland Co. 480’
Tyrell point 2.7 miles N of Washington/Tyrrell/Hyde Co. intersection 16’
Washington Three points in SW corner of county west of SR 1100/Long Ridge Rd 50’- 1,2,3
Wayne 1800' NW of intersection of SR 1219 and SR 1223 195’
Wilson point 600' S of intersection of SR 1131 and SR 1132 320’

The Source...

I gathered most of this info from the North Carolina Geological Survey's homepage. They have a wealth of knowledge on the state of North Carolina. You can visit it here.



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