Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the state of Tennessee. The elevation of Clingmans Dome is 6,643 (2,025 meters) above sea level. Clingmans Dome ranks 17th among state high points. There are only sixteen states that have a peak higher than Tennessee’s Clingmans Dome. The first seven states on the list have high points twice that of Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the United States being Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet. And just for curiosity sake, the highest point in the entire state of Florida is merely 345 feet above sea level, Britton Hill.
Across all of Tennessee there is no higher peak than Clingmans Dome, which straddles the state’s border with North Carolina. Just topping Clingmans Dome, Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet) is the highest point in the state of North Carolina and all of the United States, east of the Mississippi River.
South Dakota’s highest point is Harney Peak in the Black Hills. There are many historical, natural and cultural similarities between the two state high points, Harney Peak and Clingmans Dome.