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Missouri County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains512606
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau14427
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau46033
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau14321
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains36024
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau8017
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau20021
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains49024
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau014
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains30217
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau8015
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau8821
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau6513
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains38221
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau33013
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau1402
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau14117
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1470Boston Mountains39013
18.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains211
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 12
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains16122
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains64039
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau013
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains10023
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau09
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau45911
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains2219
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau31315
28.PolkBlue Mound1330Central Ozark Plateau12012
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau021
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau010
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau8010
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains28514
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10111
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau207
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau013
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9010
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21011
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8011
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains408
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains31112
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1427
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1108
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau438
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains1109
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau9010
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains015
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains989
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7212
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains77
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau07
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau1008
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains1021
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4010
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains6016
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2011
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains718
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains1018
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau07
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains2030
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains124
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains999
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains6310
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau08
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains8025
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4016
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains439
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains209
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains4023
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains09
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains1409
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3014
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains96
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains23111
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains509
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains1010
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2009
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains2022
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18010
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains108
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10012
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains013
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains668
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains07
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau4011
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1208
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1007
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12313
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains22055
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains307
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains609
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2396
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois24010
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains8919
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105
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 Foothills315
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills136

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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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