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Illinois County High Points

Showing Tim Worth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (102 out of 102, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952002
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2802002
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602001
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1662002
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242001
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832002
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602001
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains62002
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois4402001
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602002
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois4002001
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains782002
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains102001
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains672001
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3012002
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois2782002
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1702002
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3292002
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102002
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1342001
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois3102001
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02001
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2502001
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1172001
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains352001
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1332001
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains902001
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois452001
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains302001
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois2802001
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202001
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02001
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois802002
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois02002
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois2472002
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois802001
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1802002
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois352001
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois2902001
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains802001
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula1402001
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois1902001
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula182001
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602001
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832003
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois192001
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02001
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602002
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois352001
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02002
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains982002
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains42001
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains82001
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois1402001
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois652001
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains202001
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois162001
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois02001
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois522001
60.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois1792001
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois02001
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102001
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois532001
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois482001
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois1012001
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1002001
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois1202002
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois1682001
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois322001
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois922001
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois402001
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois72001
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1732001
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois602001
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois142001
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1292001
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02002
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois162001
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois302002
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois722001
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois582002
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois502001
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois02001
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois582001
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois772001
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois672002
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois902002
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1102001
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois1532001
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois272001
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois1002001
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois142002
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois732001
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois912001
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois702002
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois582001
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois1382001
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois1502001
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois102001
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois902001
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois1502001
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois02001

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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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