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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 Point362Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point354Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
4.KaneKane County High Point325Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
5.PopeWilliams Hill324South and Central Illinois190 
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point324Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
7.BooneBoone County High Point320Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
8.OgleHardpan Ridge312Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
9.UnionBald Knob311South and Central Illinois  
10.LeeLee County High Point305Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
10.SalineHorton Hill305South and Central Illinois  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point302Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
14.LakeGander Mountain292Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
15.BureauBureau County High Point291Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point291South and Central Illinois  
17.CookCook County High Point290Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
18.GallatinHigh Knob283South and Central Illinois  
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point280Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point276Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
21.JerseyJersey County High Point274South and Central Illinois  
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge268South and Central Illinois0 
23.PikePike County High Point268Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
24.HenryHenry County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
25.StarkStark County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
27.KnoxPilot Knob265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
28.FordFord County High Point264South and Central Illinois  
29.AdamsAdams County High Point262Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point262South and Central Illinois  
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge261South and Central Illinois  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point259Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point259South and Central Illinois  
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point259South and Central Illinois  
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW256South and Central Illinois  
35.JacksonJackson County High Point256South and Central Illinois  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark255South and Central Illinois  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point255South and Central Illinois  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point253South and Central Illinois  
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point253Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
39.WillHickory Benchmark253Michigan Lower Peninsula  
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill250South and Central Illinois  
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point250Michigan Lower Peninsula  
42.MercerMercer County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point247South and Central Illinois  
47.BrownBrown County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.KendallKendall County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.PiattPiatt County High Point247South and Central Illinois  
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.WarrenWarren County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery243South and Central Illinois  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point242South and Central Illinois  
56.FultonFulton County High Point238Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
57.ClarkClark County High Point237South and Central Illinois  
57.ColesColes County High Point237South and Central Illinois  
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point237South and Central Illinois  
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point236South and Central Illinois  
61.LoganElkhart Hill235South and Central Illinois  
62.HancockHancock County High Point232Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point230South and Central Illinois  
63.MaconMacon County High Point230South and Central Illinois  
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point230South and Central Illinois  
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point229Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point226South and Central Illinois  
68.MasonMason County High Point223South and Central Illinois  
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point220South and Central Illinois  
70.MorganThe Mound220South and Central Illinois  
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point219South and Central Illinois  
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark218South and Central Illinois  
73.ScottSand Benchmark217South and Central Illinois  
74.FayetteFayette County High Point216South and Central Illinois  
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point216South and Central Illinois  
75.GreeneGreene County High Point216South and Central Illinois  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point213Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois  
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point213South and Central Illinois  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark208South and Central Illinois  
81.CassCass County High Point207South and Central Illinois  
82.BondBond County High Point204South and Central Illinois  
83.MadisonMadison County High Point202South and Central Illinois  
84.MenardMenard County High Point201South and Central Illinois  
85.MarionMarion County High Point200South and Central Illinois  
86.ClayClay County High Point197South and Central Illinois  
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point195South and Central Illinois  
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point195South and Central Illinois  
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel192South and Central Illinois  
90.JasperJasper County High Point191South and Central Illinois  
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point189South and Central Illinois  
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point184South and Central Illinois  
93.WayneWayne County High Point184South and Central Illinois  
94.RichlandRichland County High Point183South and Central Illinois  
95.PerryPerry County High Point183South and Central Illinois  
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point183South and Central Illinois  
97.ClintonPelican Pouch181South and Central Illinois  
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point180South and Central Illinois  
98.MassacMassac County High Point180South and Central Illinois  
98.WabashWabash County High Point180South and Central Illinois  
101.WhiteBoyd Hill177South and Central Illinois  
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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