Mitchell, Mount,peak, 6,684 ft (2,037 m) high, W N.C., in the Black Mts. of the Appalachian system; highest peak E of the Mississippi River.
a peak in the Black Mountains, a spur of the Blue Ridge. It is the highest peak in the Appalachian system. Elevation, 2,037 m. Mount Mitchell is composed of quartzites. Coniferous forests cover the slopes, and there are meadows on the peak.