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Illinois County High Points

Showing Jon Mann'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 Plains95Unknown
1.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1189Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.KaneKane County High Point1065Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624Unknown
1.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0Unknown
1.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
1.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula Unknown
1.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
1.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0Unknown

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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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