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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
4.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0
5.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1189Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
6.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
7.KaneKane County High Point1065Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
8.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
9.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
10.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
11.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois 
12.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
12.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois 
14.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
14.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
16.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
17.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
17.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois 
19.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
20.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois 
21.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
22.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
23.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois 
24.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
25.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
26.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
26.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
28.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
29.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois 
30.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
30.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois 
32.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois 
33.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
33.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
33.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
36.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois 
36.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois 
38.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois 
38.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois 
40.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois 
40.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
40.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula 
43.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois 
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula 
43.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
46.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
47.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois 
48.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
48.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
48.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois 
48.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
48.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
53.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
54.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
55.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois 
56.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois 
57.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
58.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
58.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
58.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois 
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois 
62.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois 
63.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
64.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois 
64.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois 
66.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois 
67.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
68.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois 
69.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois 
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois 
71.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois 
72.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois 
73.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois 
74.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois 
75.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois 
76.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois 
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
78.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois 
82.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois 
83.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois 
84.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 
85.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois 
86.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois 
87.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois 
88.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois 
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois 
90.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois 
91.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois 
92.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois 
93.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois 
94.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois 
95.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois 
96.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois 
96.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois 
98.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois 
99.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
99.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
99.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois 
102.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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