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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound376Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains29
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point363Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains86
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point354Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49
4.KaneKane County High Point325Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains51
5.PopeWilliams Hill324South and Central Illinois190
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point324Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains56
7.BooneBoone County High Point320Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18
8.OgleHardpan Ridge312Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2
9.UnionBald Knob311South and Central Illinois134
10.SalineHorton Hill305South and Central Illinois122
10.LeeLee County High Point305Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains24
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3
14.LakeGander Mountain292Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains21
15.BureauBureau County High Point291Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains92
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point291South and Central Illinois85
17.CookCook County High Point290Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52
18.GallatinHigh Knob283South and Central Illinois100
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point280Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains33
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point276Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41
21.JerseyJersey County High Point274South and Central Illinois96
22.PikePike County High Point268Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains76
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge268South and Central Illinois0
24.HenryHenry County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41
25.StarkStark County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11
27.KnoxPilot Knob265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains27
28.FordFord County High Point264South and Central Illinois14
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point262South and Central Illinois85
29.AdamsAdams County High Point262Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge261South and Central Illinois37
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point259South and Central Illinois24
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point259South and Central Illinois 
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point259Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW256South and Central Illinois75
35.JacksonJackson County High Point256South and Central Illinois24
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark255South and Central Illinois55
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point255South and Central Illinois11
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point253South and Central Illinois88
39.WillHickory Benchmark253Michigan Lower Peninsula43
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point253Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains24
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill250South and Central Illinois58
42.MercerMercer County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point250Michigan Lower Peninsula6
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains56
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point247South and Central Illinois6
47.KendallKendall County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49
47.WarrenWarren County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
47.PiattPiatt County High Point247South and Central Illinois11
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
47.BrownBrown County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery243South and Central Illinois43
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point242South and Central Illinois19
56.FultonFulton County High Point238Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point237South and Central Illinois16
57.ClarkClark County High Point237South and Central Illinois5
57.ColesColes County High Point237South and Central Illinois 
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point236South and Central Illinois 
61.LoganElkhart Hill235South and Central Illinois55
62.HancockHancock County High Point232Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains34
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point230South and Central Illinois16
63.MaconMacon County High Point230South and Central Illinois15
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point230South and Central Illinois31
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point229Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains31
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point226South and Central Illinois37
68.MasonMason County High Point223South and Central Illinois52
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point220South and Central Illinois9
70.MorganThe Mound220South and Central Illinois28
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point219South and Central Illinois12
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark218South and Central Illinois2
73.ScottSand Benchmark217South and Central Illinois53
74.FayetteFayette County High Point216South and Central Illinois18
75.GreeneGreene County High Point216South and Central Illinois39
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point216South and Central Illinois4
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point213South and Central Illinois9
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois5
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois 
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point213Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark208South and Central Illinois22
81.CassCass County High Point207South and Central Illinois17
82.BondBond County High Point204South and Central Illinois15
83.MadisonMadison County High Point202South and Central Illinois 
84.MenardMenard County High Point201South and Central Illinois18
85.MarionMarion County High Point200South and Central Illinois24
86.ClayClay County High Point197South and Central Illinois21
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point195South and Central Illinois33
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point195South and Central Illinois27
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel192South and Central Illinois47
90.JasperJasper County High Point191South and Central Illinois8
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point189South and Central Illinois31
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point184South and Central Illinois4
93.WayneWayne County High Point184South and Central Illinois22
94.RichlandRichland County High Point183South and Central Illinois28
95.PerryPerry County High Point183South and Central Illinois21
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point183South and Central Illinois18
97.ClintonPelican Pouch181South and Central Illinois42
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point180South and Central Illinois46
98.WabashWabash County High Point180South and Central Illinois28
98.MassacMassac County High Point180South and Central Illinois3
101.WhiteBoyd Hill177South and Central Illinois46
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point158South 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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