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Missouri County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains512651
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau14426
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau46032
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau14320
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains36023
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau8016
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau20020
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains49023
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau013
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains30216
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau8014
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau8820
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau6512
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains38222
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau33012
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau1402
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau14116
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1470Boston Mountains39011
18.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains210
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 12
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains16121
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains64038
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau012
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains10022
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau08
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau45910
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains2218
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau31315
28.PolkBlue Mound1330Central Ozark Plateau12011
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau020
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau09
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau809
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains28513
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10110
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau208
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau012
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains909
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains407
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21010
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8010
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains31112
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1426
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1107
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau437
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains11010
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau909
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains015
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains988
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains76
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7212
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau1007
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains1021
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau08
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4010
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains6015
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2011
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains718
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains1018
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains2030
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau06
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains123
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains639
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains998
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau07
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4014
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains8023
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains439
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains209
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains4022
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains010
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains1409
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3012
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains95
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains23110
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains508
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains1010
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2008
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains2022
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1809
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains109
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10012
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains013
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains669
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains07
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau4010
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1207
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1006
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12313
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains22055
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains306
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains609
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2395
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois2409
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains8919
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains104
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains14472
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills26821
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills2287
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills20211
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills37
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills316
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills135

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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 Missouri, 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 1996 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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