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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624
2.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois440
3.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois400
4.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois329
5.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois317
6.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301
7.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290
8.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280
8.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois280
10.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278
11.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250
12.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois247
13.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190
14.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183
14.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183
16.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180
17.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179
18.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173
19.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170
20.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois168
21.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166
22.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
22.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
22.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
25.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153
26.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois150
26.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois150
28.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140
28.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140
30.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138
31.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134
32.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133
33.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120
34.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120
36.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117
37.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110
37.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110
37.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110
40.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101
41.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100
41.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois100
43.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains98
44.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95
45.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92
46.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91
47.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90
47.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90
47.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90
50.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80
50.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80
50.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80
53.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78
54.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77
55.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73
56.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois72
57.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70
58.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67
58.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67
60.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65
61.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60
61.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60
61.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60
64.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58
64.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58
64.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58
67.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53
68.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52
69.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50
70.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48
71.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45
72.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois40
73.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35
73.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35
73.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35
76.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32
77.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30
79.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois27
80.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20
81.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19
82.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18
83.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16
83.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
85.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois14
85.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois14
87.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10
87.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10
89.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8
90.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7
91.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6
92.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4
93.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0
93.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0
95.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
95.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
95.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
95.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
95.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
95.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois 
95.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
95.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 

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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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