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Illinois County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 102, or 21.57%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains951968-07-08
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242006-09-24
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois 2006-09-25
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains672000-10-26
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois  
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2000-10-25
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois 2006-09-24
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
21.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois  
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02006-09-24
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois  
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois 2006-09-25
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois  
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois  
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois  
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois 2006-09-25
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois  
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula 2000-10-29
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois  
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula  
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois  
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois  
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois  
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2002-02-19
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois  
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois  
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois  
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois  
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois  
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois  
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois  
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois 2002-02-18
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois  
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois  
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois  
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois 2006-09-25
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois  
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois  
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois 2003-11-17
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois 2006-09-28
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois  
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois  
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois 2003-11-17
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 2003-11-17
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois  
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois 2002-02-19
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois 2002-02-19
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois  
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois  
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois  
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois 2002-02-19
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois 2006-09-24
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois  
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois  
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois  
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois  
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois 2002-02-18
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois  
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois  
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois  
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois  
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois  
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0 

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Illinois, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by Andy Martin, David Olson, and John Mitchler.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks and sub-areas provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


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