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Illinois County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (102 out of 102, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952001
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1189Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
4.KaneKane County High Point1065Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242001
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois Unknown
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois Unknown
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois Unknown
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois Unknown
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
21.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois Unknown
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0Unknown
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois Unknown
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois Unknown
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois Unknown
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois Unknown
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois Unknown
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois Unknown
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois Unknown
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois Unknown
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois Unknown
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois Unknown
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois Unknown
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois Unknown
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois Unknown
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois Unknown
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois Unknown
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois Unknown
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois Unknown
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois Unknown
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois Unknown
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois Unknown
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois Unknown
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois Unknown
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois Unknown
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois Unknown
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois Unknown
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois Unknown
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois Unknown
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois Unknown
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois Unknown
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois Unknown
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois Unknown
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois Unknown
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois Unknown
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois Unknown
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois Unknown
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois Unknown
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois Unknown
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois Unknown
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois Unknown
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0Unknown

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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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