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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains105
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1192Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains287
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1170Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1073Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains203
5.KaneKane County High Point1068Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains178
6.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois634
7.BooneBoone County High Point1060Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80
8.UnionBald Knob1040South and Central Illinois470
9.OgleHardpan Ridge1034Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16
10.SalineHorton Hill1020South and Central Illinois440
11.LeeLee County High Point1010Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains88
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
14.BureauBureau County High Point965Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains311
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point965South and Central Illinois288
16.CookCook County High Point960Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains190
17.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains77
18.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point930Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains130
19.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois349
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point916Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains144
21.JerseyJersey County High Point910South and Central Illinois327
22.PikePike County High Point900Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge900South and Central Illinois40
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains127
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35
27.JohnsonJohnson County High Point870South and Central Illinois300
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100
27.AdamsAdams County High Point870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains50
30.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45
31.AlexanderDago Hill SSW860South and Central Illinois267
31.JacksonJackson County High Point860South and Central Illinois120
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120
35.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois90
35.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark847South and Central Illinois193
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point847South and Central Illinois45
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point840South and Central Illinois310
39.WillHickory Benchmark840Michigan Lower Peninsula160
41.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill830South and Central Illinois210
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point825Michigan Lower Peninsula23
44.KendallKendall County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180
44.WarrenWarren County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains108
44.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains70
44.BrownBrown County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains193
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19
50.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35
50.HendersonHenderson County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery807South and Central Illinois153
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65
56.ClarkClark County High Point788South and Central Illinois26
56.ColesColes County High Point788South and Central Illinois 
58.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
59.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point777South and Central Illinois 
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179
62.HancockHancock County High Point770Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains130
63.RandolphRandolph County High Point760South and Central Illinois160
63.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point760South and Central Illinois58
63.MaconMacon County High Point760South and Central Illinois53
67.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101
68.MasonMason County High Point740South and Central Illinois178
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point730South and Central Illinois60
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32
71.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois102
72.FayetteFayette County High Point720South and Central Illinois80
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point719South and Central Illinois24
74.SangamonBettis Benchmark718South and Central Illinois13
75.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173
76.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point710South and Central Illinois50
77.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois139
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois19
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point710South and Central Illinois 
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 
80.CassCass County High Point690South and Central Illinois68
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois82
82.BondBond County High Point680South and Central Illinois70
83.MenardMenard County High Point665South and Central Illinois63
84.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 
85.MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois83
86.CrawfordCrawford County High Point650South and Central Illinois110
87.ClayClay County High Point649South and Central Illinois73
88.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel640South and Central Illinois163
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois120
90.HamiltonHamilton County High Point630South and Central Illinois120
90.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois40
92.PerryPerry County High Point610South and Central Illinois90
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point610South and Central Illinois68
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois24
95.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois83
96.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois101
97.EdwardsEdwards County High Point600South and Central Illinois170
97.ClintonPelican Pouch600South and Central Illinois143
97.WabashWabash County High Point600South and Central Illinois110
100.WhiteBoyd Hill590South and Central Illinois170
100.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois20
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point530South and Central Illinois20

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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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