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Illinois County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
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 Ridge1033Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains15 
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 Point915Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains143 
21.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge900South and Central Illinois40 
21.PikePike County High Point900Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
23.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois316 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains127 
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
27.AdamsAdams County High Point870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains50 
27.JohnsonJohnson County High Point870South and Central Illinois300 
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 Plains20 
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120 
35.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois90 
35.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois0 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark846South and Central Illinois192 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point846South and Central Illinois44 
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.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains70 
44.WarrenWarren County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains108 
44.BrownBrown County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
44.KendallKendall County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180 
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.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
50.HendersonHenderson County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18 
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 Point787South and Central Illinois25 
56.ColesColes County High Point787South and Central Illinois9 
58.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
58.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point780South and Central Illinois20 
60.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
62.HancockHancock County High Point770Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains130 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point760South and Central Illinois58 
63.MaconMacon County High Point760South and Central Illinois53 
63.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120 
63.RandolphRandolph County High Point760South and Central Illinois160 
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 
73.SangamonBettis Benchmark719South and Central Illinois14 
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.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois19 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point710South and Central Illinois  
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 Illinois0 
85.MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois83 
86.ClayClay County High Point650South and Central Illinois74 
86.CrawfordCrawford County High Point650South and Central Illinois110 
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois120 
88.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel640South and Central Illinois163 
90.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois40 
90.HamiltonHamilton County High Point630South and Central Illinois120 
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.ClintonPelican Pouch600South and Central Illinois143 
97.EdwardsEdwards County High Point600South and Central Illinois170 
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.


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 web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


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