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Definition of MITCHELL, MOUNT
mountain 6684 feet (2037 m) W North Carolina in Black Mountains of the Blue Ridge; highest point in United States E of Mississippi River
Peak, western North Carolina, U.S. The highest U.S. peak east of the Mississippi River, it rises to 6,684 ft (2,037 m). It is situated in North Carolina's Black Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge system, within Mount Mitchell State Park and the Pisgah National Forest. Formerly called Black Dome, it was renamed for Elisha Mitchell, who surveyed it as the highest point in the eastern U.S. in 1835; he died on the mountain and is buried at its summit.