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Illinois County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (102 out of 102, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280Unknown
1.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160Unknown
1.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166Unknown
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624Unknown
1.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183Unknown
1.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60Unknown
1.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6Unknown
1.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois440Unknown
1.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160Unknown
1.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois400Unknown
1.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78Unknown
1.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10Unknown
1.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67Unknown
1.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301Unknown
1.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278Unknown
1.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170Unknown
1.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois329Unknown
1.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110Unknown
1.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134Unknown
1.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois317Unknown
1.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0Unknown
1.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250Unknown
1.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117Unknown
1.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35Unknown
1.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133Unknown
1.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90Unknown
1.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45Unknown
1.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30Unknown
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois280Unknown
1.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120Unknown
1.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80Unknown
1.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois247Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80Unknown
1.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180Unknown
1.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35Unknown
1.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290Unknown
1.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80Unknown
1.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140Unknown
1.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190Unknown
1.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18Unknown
1.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60Unknown
1.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19Unknown
1.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160Unknown
1.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35Unknown
1.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains98Unknown
1.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4Unknown
1.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8Unknown
1.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140Unknown
1.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65Unknown
1.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20Unknown
1.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16Unknown
1.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52Unknown
1.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110Unknown
1.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53Unknown
1.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101Unknown
1.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100Unknown
1.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120Unknown
1.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32Unknown
1.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92Unknown
1.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois40Unknown
1.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7Unknown
1.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173Unknown
1.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60Unknown
1.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois14Unknown
1.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129Unknown
1.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16Unknown
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
1.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30Unknown
1.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois72Unknown
1.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58Unknown
1.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50Unknown
1.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67Unknown
1.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90Unknown
1.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110Unknown
1.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153Unknown
1.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois27Unknown
1.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois100Unknown
1.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois14Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73Unknown
1.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91Unknown
1.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58Unknown
1.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138Unknown
1.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois150Unknown
1.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10Unknown
1.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90Unknown
1.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois150Unknown
1.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0Unknown
100.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains951994-10-22
101.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832003-09-06
102.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois1682003-09-07

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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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