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Illinois County High Points

Showing Josh Carlson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (84 out of 102, or 82.35%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952004-05-31
2.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2010-08-28
2.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2010-08-28
4.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2010-09-12
5.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2010-10-10
6.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains672011-05-15
7.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2011-12-17
7.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2011-12-17
9.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois 2012-01-16
9.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois 2012-01-16
9.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula 2012-01-16
9.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois 2012-01-16
13.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2012-02-17
14.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2012-03-08
15.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula 2012-04-21
16.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois 2012-05-02
17.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2012-12-07
17.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2012-12-07
17.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois 2012-12-07
20.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
20.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
20.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
20.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
20.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
20.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois 2013-02-14
26.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois 2013-03-18
27.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242013-04-03
27.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois 2013-04-03
27.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois 2013-04-03
27.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02013-04-03
27.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois 2013-04-03
27.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois 2013-04-03
27.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois 2013-04-03
34.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois 2013-04-04
34.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois 2013-04-04
34.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois 2013-04-04
37.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois 2013-06-01
37.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois 2013-06-01
39.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois 2013-08-30
40.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2013-10-27
41.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois 2013-12-04
41.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2013-12-04
43.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-01-14
43.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-01-14
43.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-01-14
46.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois 2014-02-21
46.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois 2014-02-21
48.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-02-22
48.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-02-22
48.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois 2014-02-22
48.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois 2014-02-22
52.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois 2014-03-08
52.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois 2014-03-08
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois 2014-06-04
55.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
55.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois 2014-06-05
65.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 2014-08-24
66.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-12-28
66.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-12-28
66.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-12-28
66.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2014-12-28
70.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-01-20
70.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois 2015-01-20
70.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois 2015-01-20
73.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois 2015-02-21
73.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-02-21
75.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-03-09
75.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-03-09
77.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-03-11
77.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-03-11
77.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-03-11
80.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2015-04-17
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
80.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2015-04-17
82.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois 2015-04-18
82.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2015-04-18
82.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 2015-04-18
 McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
 BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
 UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois  
 BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois  
 TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois  
 AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois  
 JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois  
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
 RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois  
 WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois  
 ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois  
 HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois  
 WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois  
 PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois  
 ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois  
 MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois  
 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.


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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