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Illinois County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95439 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains28030 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16041 
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16626 
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois62446 
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18314 
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6022 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains621 
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois44041 
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois40022 
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16027 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains7821 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1021 
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6751 
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30124 
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois27817 
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains17049 
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois32933 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11028 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13417 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois31018 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois029 
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2509 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11712 
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3514 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13310 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9011 
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois4512 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois28020 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains309 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois12033 
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains024 
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois8011 
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois09 
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois8015 
35.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois24714 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois3518 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1808 
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula14042 
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8013 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois29027 
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains608 
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula1816 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois19016 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1838 
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois199 
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains012 
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16025 
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains08 
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois358 
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9810 
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains410 
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains810 
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois14019 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois6511 
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2013 
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois1613 
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois09 
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois528 
60.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois17926 
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois08 
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11011 
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois4812 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois5319 
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois10114 
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10010 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois12011 
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois16813 
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois328 
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois9211 
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois4018 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois713 
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1738 
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois6016 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1298 
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois1415 
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains021 
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois168 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 1 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois3019 
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois7214 
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois5810 
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois5018 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois021 
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois5816 
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois7712 
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois6715 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois9010 
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1108 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois15315 
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois2717 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois10013 
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois1411 
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois7316 
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois9113 
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois709 
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois5819 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois1389 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois15018 
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois1010 
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois909 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois15018 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois013 

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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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