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Illinois County High Points

Showing Richard Oestreicher's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 102, or 19.61%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois722011-05-04
1.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois272011-05-04
3.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois142011-08-22
4.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242012-04-30
4.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois4002012-04-30
4.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3292012-04-30
4.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02012-04-30
8.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois2802012-08-20
8.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois402012-08-20
8.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois2472012-08-20
8.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois1502012-08-20
8.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois02012-08-20
13.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois1502013-12-29
14.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202014-04-28
15.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains982014-04-29
15.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains42014-04-29
15.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains82014-04-29
18.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois4402014-12-12
19.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois1002016-08-23
20.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois142017-12-28
 WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73 
 RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91 
 PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58 
 ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138 
 CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58 
 BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50 
 MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois0 
 MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58 
 MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77 
 ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67 
 CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90 
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110 
 LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153 
 LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
 MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10 
 WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90 
 GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129 
 GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
 MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30 
 ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140 
 VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65 
 FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
 ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16 
 ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois0 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
 LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
 MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois0 
 HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
 KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53 
 MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101 
 SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
 RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120 
 MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois168 
 DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32 
 MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92 
 DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
 TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80 
 WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois0 
 SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7 
 ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173 
 FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60 
 PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250 
 HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117 
 StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
 WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
 KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90 
 FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45 
 AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
 JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80 
 EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180 
 LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290 
 PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80 
 WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140 
 ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190 
 IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18 
 MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
 DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19 
 BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
 KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
 PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35 
 Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
 LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134 
 JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois310 
 DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78 
 WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
 LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67 
 BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301 
 McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278 
 CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
 BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
 OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6 
 Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95 
 McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
 StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
 KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166 

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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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