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Highest and Lowest Elevations

State or 
possession
Highest point County or 
subdivision
Elevation
feet
Lowest Point County or 
subdivision
Elevation
feet
Alabama Cheaha Mountain Cleburne 2,407 Gulf of Mexico - - Sea Level
Alaska Mount McKinley - - 20,320 Pacific Ocean - - Sea Level
Arizona Humphreys Peak Coconino 12,633 Colorado River Yuma 70
Arkansas Magazine Mountain Logan 2,753 Ouachita River Ashley-Union 55
California Mount Whitney Inyo-Tulare 114,494 Death Valley Inyo -282
Colorado Mount Elbert Lake 14,433 Arikaree River Yuma 3,315
Connecticut Mount Frissel on south
slope at State line
Litchfield 2,380 Long Island Sound - - Sea Level
Delaware On Ebright Road at
Delaware-Pennsylvania
State line
New Castle 1448 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
District of Columbia Tenleytown at
Reno Reservoir
- - 410 Potomac River - - 1
Florida Britton Hill Walton 345 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Georgia Brasstown Bald Towns-Union 4,784 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Guam Mount Lamlam Agat District 1,332 Pacific Ocean - - Sea level
Hawaii Pu'u Wēkiu, Mauna Kea Hawaii 13,796 Pacific Ocean - - Sea level
Idaho Borah Peak Custer 12,662 Snake River Nez Perce 710
Illinois Charles Mound Jo Daviess 1,235 Mississippi River Alexander 2279
Indiana Hoosier Hill Wayne 1,257 Ohio River Posey 2320
Iowa Hawkeye Point Osceola 1,670 Mississippi River Lee 480
Kansas Mount Sunflower Wallace 4,039 Verdigris River Montgomery 679
Kentucky Black Mountain Harlan 4,145 Mississippi River Fulton 2257
Louisiana Driskill Mountain Bienville 535 New Orleans Orleans -8
Maine Mount Katahdin Piscataquis 5,268 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Maryland Hoye Crest Garrett 3,360 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Massachusetts Mount Greylock Berkshire 3,491 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Michigan Mount Arvon Baraga 1,979 Lake Erie - - 2571
Minnesota Eagle Mountain Cook 2,301 Lake Superior - - 2601
Mississippi Woodall Mountain Tishomingo 806 Gulf of Mexico - - Sea level
Missouri Taum Sauk Mountain Iron 1,772 Saint Francis River Dunklin 2230
Montana Granite Peak Park 12,799 Kootenai River Lincoln 1,800
Nebraska Panorama Point Kimball 5,424 Missouri River Richardson 840
Nevada Boundary Peak Esmeralda 13,140 Colorado River Clark 479
New Hampshire Mount Washington Coos 6,288 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
New Jersey High Point Sussex 31,803 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
New Mexico Wheeler Peak Taos 13,161 Red Bluff Reservoir Eddy 2,842
New York Mount Marcy Essex 5,344 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
North Carolina Mount Mitchell Yancey 6,684 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
North Dakota White Butte Slope 3,506 Red River of the North Pembina 750
Ohio Campbell Hill Logan 1,550 Ohio River Hamilton 2455
Oklahoma Black Mesa Cimarron 4,973 Little River McCurtain 289
Oregon Mount Hood Clackamas-
Hood River
11,239 Pacific Ocean - - Sea level
Pennsylvania Mount Davis Somerset 3,213 Delaware River Delaware Sea level
Puerto Rico Cerro de Punta Ponce District 4,390 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea Level
Rhode Island Jerimoth Hill Providence 812 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Samoa Lata Mountain Tau Island 3,160 Pacific Ocean - - Sea level
South Carolina Sassafras Mountain Pickens 3,560 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
South Dakota Harney Peak Pennington 7,242 Big Stone Lake Roberts 966
Tennessee Clingmans Dome Sevier 6,643 Mississippi River Shelby 2178
Texas Guadalupe Peak Culberson 8,749 Gulf of Mexico - - Sea level
Utah Kings Peak Duchesne 13,528 Beaverdam Wash Washington 2,000
Vermont Mount Mansfield Chittenden 4,393 Lake Champlain - - 95
Virginia Mount Rogers Grayson-Smyth 5,729 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Virgin Islands Crown Mountain Saint Thomas Island 1,556 Atlantic Ocean - - Sea level
Washington Mount Rainier Pierce 14,411 Pacific Ocean - - Sea level
West Virginia Spruce Knob Pendleton 4,863 Potomac River Jefferson 240
Wisconsin Timms Hill Price 1,951 Lake Michigan - - 2579
Wyoming Gannett Peak Fremont 13,804 Belle Fourche River Crook 3,099
United States Mount McKinley, Alaska - - 20,320 Death Valley Inyo, CA -282

1National Geodetic Survey. 2Corps of Engineers. 3State Surveys.