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Illinois County High Points

Showing Jean André Laverdure's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 102, or 0%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound376Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point363Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains87 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point355Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52 
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point326Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains59 
5.KaneKane County High Point325Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52 
6.PopeWilliams Hill324South and Central Illinois192 
7.BooneBoone County High Point322Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains21 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge314Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
8.UnionBald Knob314South and Central Illinois139 
10.SalineHorton Hill308South and Central Illinois128 
11.LeeLee County High Point306Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point303Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains25 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point303Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6 
14.BureauBureau County High Point293Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains94 
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point293South and Central Illinois87 
16.LakeGander Mountain292Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains22 
17.CookCook County High Point291Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains55 
18.GallatinHigh Knob283South and Central Illinois103 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point282Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains37 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point278Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains43 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point273South and Central Illinois95 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge271South and Central Illinois6 
22.PikePike County High Point271Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains81 
24.HenryHenry County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains37 
25.StarkStark County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41 
27.KnoxPilot Knob265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains29 
28.FordFord County High Point264South and Central Illinois14 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point264Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains12 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point264South and Central Illinois88 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge261South and Central Illinois37 
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point261Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3 
33.TazewellTazewell County High Point259South and Central Illinois26 
33.WoodfordWoodford County High Point259South and Central Illinois0 
33.AlexanderDago Hill SSW259South and Central Illinois78 
33.JacksonJackson County High Point259South and Central Illinois30 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark257South and Central Illinois57 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point257South and Central Illinois13 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point255South and Central Illinois91 
39.WillHickory Benchmark255Michigan Lower Peninsula46 
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point253Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains26 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill251South and Central Illinois61 
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point251Michigan Lower Peninsula6 
44.MercerMercer County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
45.BrownBrown County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3 
45.KendallKendall County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52 
45.WarrenWarren County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains31 
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains57 
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point247South and Central Illinois6 
50.PiattPiatt County High Point247South and Central Illinois11 
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
52.HendersonHenderson County High Point245Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery245South and Central Illinois45 
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point242South and Central Illinois20 
56.ClarkClark County High Point239South and Central Illinois7 
56.ColesColes County High Point239South and Central Illinois2 
58.FultonFulton County High Point238Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8 
59.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point237South and Central Illinois16 
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point236South and Central Illinois3 
61.LoganElkhart Hill235South and Central Illinois55 
62.HancockHancock County High Point233Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains37 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point231South and Central Illinois17 
63.MaconMacon County High Point231South and Central Illinois16 
65.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point230Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains34 
66.PutnamPutnam County High Point230South and Central Illinois31 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point229South and Central Illinois43 
68.MasonMason County High Point224South and Central Illinois53 
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point221South and Central Illinois15 
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point220South and Central Illinois10 
71.MorganThe Mound220South and Central Illinois29 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark219South and Central Illinois4 
73.FayetteFayette County High Point218South and Central Illinois21 
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point218South and Central Illinois6 
75.ScottSand Benchmark217South and Central Illinois53 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point216South and Central Illinois41 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point215South and Central Illinois12 
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point213Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois5 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point215South and Central Illinois  
80.CassCass County High Point209South and Central Illinois19 
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark208South and Central Illinois24 
82.BondBond County High Point206South and Central Illinois18 
83.MenardMenard County High Point202South and Central Illinois19 
84.MadisonMadison County High Point202South and Central Illinois0 
85.MarionMarion County High Point201South and Central Illinois25 
86.ClayClay County High Point198South and Central Illinois22 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point197South and Central Illinois30 
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point195South and Central Illinois35 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel194South and Central Illinois48 
90.JasperJasper County High Point192South and Central Illinois11 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point191South and Central Illinois34 
92.PerryPerry County High Point184South and Central Illinois24 
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point184South and Central Illinois19 
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point184South and Central Illinois6 
95.WayneWayne County High Point184South and Central Illinois24 
96.RichlandRichland County High Point183South and Central Illinois29 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch182South and Central Illinois43 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point181South and Central Illinois49 
98.WabashWabash County High Point181South and Central Illinois30 
100.MassacMassac County High Point180South and Central Illinois5 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill178South and Central Illinois49 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point160South and Central Illinois3 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.

 


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