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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound376Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains29 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point363Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains86 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point354Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49 
4.KaneKane County High Point325Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains51 
5.PopeWilliams Hill324South and Central Illinois190 
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point324Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains56 
7.BooneBoone County High Point320Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge312Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2 
9.UnionBald Knob311South and Central Illinois134 
10.SalineHorton Hill305South and Central Illinois122 
10.LeeLee County High Point305Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains24 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3 
14.LakeGander Mountain292Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains21 
15.BureauBureau County High Point291Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains92 
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point291South and Central Illinois85 
17.CookCook County High Point290Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains52 
18.GallatinHigh Knob283South and Central Illinois100 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point280Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains33 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point276Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point274South and Central Illinois96 
22.PikePike County High Point268Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains76 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge268South and Central Illinois0 
24.HenryHenry County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41 
25.StarkStark County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11 
27.KnoxPilot Knob265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains27 
28.FordFord County High Point264South and Central Illinois14 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point262South and Central Illinois85 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point262Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge261South and Central Illinois37 
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point259South and Central Illinois24 
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point259South and Central Illinois  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point259Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW256South and Central Illinois75 
35.JacksonJackson County High Point256South and Central Illinois24 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark255South and Central Illinois55 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point255South and Central Illinois11 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point253South and Central Illinois88 
39.WillHickory Benchmark253Michigan Lower Peninsula43 
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point253Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains24 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill250South and Central Illinois58 
42.MercerMercer County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18 
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point250Michigan Lower Peninsula6 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains56 
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point247South and Central Illinois6 
47.KendallKendall County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains49 
47.WarrenWarren County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
47.PiattPiatt County High Point247South and Central Illinois11 
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.BrownBrown County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1 
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3 
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery243South and Central Illinois43 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point242South and Central Illinois19 
56.FultonFulton County High Point238Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6 
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point237South and Central Illinois16 
57.ClarkClark County High Point237South and Central Illinois5 
57.ColesColes County High Point237South and Central Illinois  
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point236South and Central Illinois  
61.LoganElkhart Hill235South and Central Illinois55 
62.HancockHancock County High Point232Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains34 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point230South and Central Illinois16 
63.MaconMacon County High Point230South and Central Illinois15 
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point230South and Central Illinois31 
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point229Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains31 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point226South and Central Illinois37 
68.MasonMason County High Point223South and Central Illinois52 
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point220South and Central Illinois9 
70.MorganThe Mound220South and Central Illinois28 
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point219South and Central Illinois12 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark218South and Central Illinois2 
73.ScottSand Benchmark217South and Central Illinois53 
74.FayetteFayette County High Point216South and Central Illinois18 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point216South and Central Illinois39 
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point216South and Central Illinois4 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point213South and Central Illinois9 
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois5 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point213Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark208South and Central Illinois22 
81.CassCass County High Point207South and Central Illinois17 
82.BondBond County High Point204South and Central Illinois15 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point202South and Central Illinois  
84.MenardMenard County High Point201South and Central Illinois18 
85.MarionMarion County High Point200South and Central Illinois24 
86.ClayClay County High Point197South and Central Illinois21 
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point195South and Central Illinois33 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point195South and Central Illinois27 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel192South and Central Illinois47 
90.JasperJasper County High Point191South and Central Illinois8 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point189South and Central Illinois31 
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point184South and Central Illinois4 
93.WayneWayne County High Point184South and Central Illinois22 
94.RichlandRichland County High Point183South and Central Illinois28 
95.PerryPerry County High Point183South and Central Illinois21 
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point183South and Central Illinois18 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch181South and Central Illinois42 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point180South and Central Illinois46 
98.WabashWabash County High Point180South and Central Illinois28 
98.MassacMassac County High Point180South and Central Illinois3 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill177South and Central Illinois46 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point158South and Central Illinois0 

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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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