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Highest Elevation for Each North Carolina County

These locations and elevations, which include all 100 North Carolina counties, were determined by visual inspection of U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute topographic maps. Some counties have locations which appear to have the same elevation, and these are noted below. This listing is not maintained.

Explanation for  Column + / !   ===>       !   =  an exact elevation from topographic maps;   +  =  an estimated elevation from topographic maps.

  COUNTY HIGH POINT AND LOCATION ELEVATION (ft) +/! USGS 7.5' QUAD
Alamance Cane Creek Mountains 970 + Snow Camp
Alexander Hickory Knob 2564 ! Ellendale
Alleghany Peach Bottom Mountain - Catherine Knob 4175 ! Whitehead
Anson Gordon Mountain (SW summit) 636 ! Russellville
Ashe The Peak (Trout triangle) 5208 ! Baldwin Gap
Avery Grassy Ridge Bald 6160 + Carvers Gap
Beaufort point approx. 700' S of intersection of US 17 and SR 1131 66 + Wilmar
Bertie 3600' W of intersection of SR 1249 and 1207 103 ! Kelford
Bladen area 3500' W of intersection of SR 1336 and 1339 170 + Dublin
Brunswick 1.6 mi W of intersection of SR 1409 and 1410 75 + Lewis Swamp
Brunswick several areas centered 2 mi NW of intersection of SR 1401 and 1402 75 + Bolivia
Brunswick 1600' W of intersection of NC 87 and SR 1414 75 + Winnabow
Brunswick 4.2 mi NW of intersection of US 17/74/76 75 + Winnabow
Buncombe Potato Knob 6400 + Montreat
Burke Long Arm Mountain (Jonas triangle) 4280 + Linville Falls
Cabarrus 200' and 3400' SW of intersection of SR 1612 and 1613 890 + Cornelius/Mooresville
Caldwell northwest point of county on eastern summit of Calloway Peak 5920 + Grandfather Mountain
Camden intersection of Corapeake Ditch and Sherrill Ditch 24 ! Corapeake
Carteret point 300' SE of intersection of NC 24 and SR 1124 (Knoll triangle) 51 ! Salter Path
Caswell Stony Creek Mountain (north summit) 880 + Cherry Grove
Catawba Baker Mountain 1780 + Longview
Chatham a point 4200' NW of intersection of SR 1003 and 1333 (x) 774 ! Silk Hope
Cherokee a point 600' NW of benchmark NY 76 5040 + Topton
Chowan two points 3700' and 5500' E of intersection of NC 37 and SR 1300 52 + Hobbsville
Chowan two points 1500' and 2700' N of intersection of SR 1418 and SR 1002 52 + Hobbsville
Clay Standing Indian (triangle) 5499 ! Rainbow Springs
Cleveland Benn Knob (triangle) 2880 + Benn Knob
Columbus intersection of NC131 and SR 1519 in NW part of county (x) 132 ! Chadbourn NE
Craven intersection of US 70 and NC 41 (Cove triangle) 76 ! Cove City
Cumberland 4000' SW of Coolyconch Mtn. (BM) 486 ! Overhills
Currituck point on SR 1227 4500' NE of intersection of SR 1227 and SR 1218 23 ! Moyock
Dare Jockey's Ridge (sand dune) 138 ! Manteo
Davidson High Rock Mountain (x) 1188 ! High Rock
Davie ridge along SR 1317, 5900' NW of intersection of SR 1317 and 1319 1010 + Calahaln
Duplin NW trending ridge from intersection of SR 1301 and 1335 to Duplin/Sampson county line 170 + Mount Olive
Durham Red Mountain (south summit) 770 + Rougemont
Edgecombe several areas just E of RR tracks/county line south of Rocky Mount between SR 1154 and Sharpsburg 140 + Rocky Mount
Forsyth two points on SR 1636 <500' S of Stokes Co. 1100 + King
Franklin intersection of NC 96 and SR 1144 (x) 562 ! Grissom
Gaston The Pinnacle (King triangle) 1690 ! Kings Mountain
Gates point 150' E of intersection of railroad tracks and NC 37 in Gates 85 ! Gates
Graham Huckleberry Knob 5560 + Santeetlah Creek
Granville a point 1.3 mi SE of intersection of SR 1140 and 1141 (x) 743 ! Moriah
Greene area along SR 1140 between SR 1132 and SR 1142 138 + Jason
Guilford small area of land 6000' SW of intersection of NC 150 and SR 2026 1000 + Belews Creek
Halifax point 1900' NE of intersection of SR 1001 and SR 1400 in Roper Springs 391 ! Thelma
Harnett 1500' SE of Mt. Moriah church on the south side of NC 24/27 490 + Murchisontown
Haywood Mount Guyot (triangle) 6621 ! Mount Guyot, NC/TN
Henderson Little Pisgah Mountain 5280 + Dunsmore Mountain
Hertford point 2000' SE of intersection of SR 1300 and US 158/258 95 + Murfreesboro
Hertford point 2000' NW of intersection of SR 1180 and SR 1182 95 + Murfreesboro
Hoke centered on largest building in McCain 550 + McCain
Hyde Sand dune west of NC 12 between Knoll House Cr. and Try Yard Cr. 27 ! Howard Reef
Iredell Fox Mountain 1740 + Central
Jackson Richland Balsam (Balsam triangle) 6410 ! Sam Knob
Johnston 2000' W of intersection of SR 1553 and 1700 370 + Clayton
Johnston 1800' E of intersection of SR 1553 and 1700 370 + Clayton
Jones area 1.4 mi NE of intersection of SR 1147 and SR 1148 125 + Pink Hill
Lee 2500' SW of intersection of US 1 and SR 1181 540 + Sanford
Lenoir Area on SR SR 1111 between SR 1165 and SR 1112 164 + Pink Hill
Lincoln Buffalo Knob 1480 + Casar
Macon Standing Indian (triangle) 5499 ! Rainbow Springs
Madison Sandymush Bald (triangle) 5152 ! Fines Creek
Martin area 2500' SW of intersection of Martin, Halifax, and Edgecombe counties 92 + Speed
McDowell Pinnacle (Montreat 1 triangle) 5665 ! Montreat
Mecklenburg point 1 mile east of Brockenbrough Airport 890 + Derita
Mitchell Roan High Knob (Roan High Knob 2 triangle) 6285 ! Carvers Gap
Montgomery Dark Mountain 953 ! Lovejoy
Moore three points centered around an area 1200' N of NC 211 and SR 1146 730 + Candor
Nash point 4500' N of intersection of SR 1325 and NC 58 360 + Castalia
New Hanover 3500' NNW of intersection of US 421 and SR 1524 75 + Carolina Beach
New Hanover 2400' N of intersection of SR 1101 and 1218 75 + Wilmington
Northampton point 2000' SW of Gaston Church in NW part of county 370 + Valentines
Onslow 1 mile long ridge 1.3 mi W of Haw Branch 34 + Potters Hill
Orange Occoneechee Mountain (west summit) 860 + Hillsborough
Pamlico point 1400' E of New Hope Church in Reelsboro 50 + Reelsboro
Pasquotank point 1.2 mi NW of intersection of County Line Ditch and Insurance Ditch 21 + Lynch's Corner
Pasquotank point 2.0 mi NW of intersection of County Line Ditch and Insurance Ditch 21 + Lynch's Corner
Pasquotank point 4700' W of intersection of US 158 and SR 1367 21 + Lynch's Corner
Pender 1.6 mi W of northern intersection of SR 1203 and 1100 115 + Atkinson
Perquimans portion of a ridge 2000' SE of Joppa in NW corner of county 52 + Hobbsville
Person 2000' SW of intersection of 501 Byp and SR 1152 (Roxboro triangle) 888 ! Roxboro
Pitt 1600' N of intersection of SR 1239 and US 258 127 ! Fountain
Polk Tryon Peak (triangle) 3280 + Mill Spring
Randolph Shepherd Mountain 1150 + Glenola
Richmond broad area 1000' W of Norman 620 + Norman
Robeson several points centered on an area 1.3 mi NE of intersection of SR 1308 and 1310 240 + Wakulla
Rockingham point on SR 1352 <1000' E of Stokes Co. 1040 + Ayersville
Rockingham area on south side of SR 1501, 2500' NE of intersection of SR 1504 and 1505 1040 + Price
Rowan Youngs Mountain 1090 + Cleveland
Rutherford Sugarloaf Mountain (Clow triangle) 3965 ! Bat Cave
Sampson 2500' and 3000' NW of intersection of NC 55 and SR 1005 230 + Dunn
Sampson 1700' NE of intersection of NC 55 and SR 1005 230 + Dunn
Scotland 1600' E of intersection of US 1 and SR 1346 in NW Scotland Co. 480 + Marston
Stanly Morrow Mountain 900 + Morrow Mountain
Stokes Moores Knob (Moore triangle) 2579 + Hanging Rock
Surry Fisher Peak 3580 + Lambsburg, VA
Swain Clingman's Dome 6643 ! Clingman's Dome NC/TN
Transylvania Chestnut Bald (no BM) 6000 + Sam Knob
Tyrrell point 2.7 miles N of Washington/Tyrrell/Hyde Co. intersection 16 ! New Lake NW
Union Guon triangle 786 ! Matthews
Vance four points in Dabney just west of intersection of SR 1304 and 1305 570 + Henderson
Wake 3500' N of intersection of SR 1839 and 1840 (x) 545 ! Bayleaf
Warren on both the east and west sides of US 1/158, 2000' E of Warren/Vance county line 480 + Middleburg
Washington Three points is SW corner of county west of SR 1100/Long Ridge Rd. 50 + Hoke
Watauga south point of county on Calloway Peak 5920 + Grandfather Mountain
Wayne 1800' NW of intersection of SR 1219 and SR 1223 195 + SW Goldsboro
Wilkes Thomkins Knob (Thomkins 2 triangle) 4079 ! Maple Springs
Wilson point 600' S of intersection of SR 1131 and SR 1132 320 + Stancils Chapel
Yadkin Brushy Mountains (Click triangle), 5600' NE of intersection of SR 1300 and 1304 1755 ! Elkin South
Yancey Mount Mitchell, USGS BM N 16 6684 ! Mount Mitchell

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