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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166 
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624 
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6 
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois440 
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois400 
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67 
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301 
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278 
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois329 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois317 
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90 
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois280 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120 
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80 
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois247 
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290 
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140 
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190 
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19 
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains98 
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35 
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8 
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65 
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16 
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois  
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois  
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53 
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48 
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101 
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120 
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois168 
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32 
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92 
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois40 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7 
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173 
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129 
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois14 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30 
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois72 
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58 
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois  
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58 
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77 
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67 
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153 
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois27 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois100 
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois14 
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73 
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91 
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70 
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois150 
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90 
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois150 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South 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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