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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624
2.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95
3.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0
3.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0
5.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1189Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.KaneKane County High Point1065Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois 
5.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois 
5.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois 
5.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois 
5.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois 
5.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois 
5.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois 
5.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois 
5.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
5.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
5.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois 
5.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois 
5.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois 
5.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois 
5.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois 
5.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula 
5.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois 
5.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula 
5.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois 
5.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois 
5.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois 
5.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois 
5.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
5.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
5.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
5.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois 
5.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois 
5.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois 
5.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois 
5.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois 
5.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois 
5.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois 
5.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois 
5.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois 
5.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois 
5.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois 
5.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois 
5.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois 
5.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois 
5.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois 
5.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
5.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
5.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
5.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois 
5.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois 
5.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois 
5.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 
5.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois 
5.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois 
5.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois 
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois 
5.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois 
5.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois 
5.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois 
5.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois 
5.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois 
5.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois 
5.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois 
5.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois 
5.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois 
5.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois 
5.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
5.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
5.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
5.WhiteBoyd Hill580South 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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