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Illinois County High Points

Showing John Mitchler'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.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624Unknown
1.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South 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.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois 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.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
1.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point774South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South 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.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois Unknown
1.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South 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.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
36.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains671996-11-01
37.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1996-12-30
37.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1996-12-30
39.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1996-12-31
40.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-01-02
40.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-01-02
42.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-01-03
42.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-01-03
44.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-05-29
45.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-09-29
45.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-09-29
47.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois 1997-10-02
47.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1997-10-02
49.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2801998-03-14
50.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1998-05-29
51.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 1998-11-28
52.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains601999-02-28
53.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula 2000-06-19
53.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula 2000-06-19
53.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois 2000-06-19
56.JerseyJersey County High Point900South and Central Illinois 2000-12-24
56.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois 2000-12-24
56.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois 2000-12-24
59.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois 2000-12-27
59.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois 2000-12-27
59.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois 2000-12-27
59.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois 2000-12-27
63.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-07-01
64.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
64.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois 2001-07-02
71.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-07-07
71.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-07-07
73.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-23
73.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-23
73.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-23
73.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-23
77.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-26
77.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-26
77.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2001-12-26
77.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois 2001-12-26
77.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois 2001-12-26
82.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois 2001-12-27
82.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2001-12-27
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
84.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
84.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois 2001-12-28
93.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois 2002-03-31
93.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois 2002-03-31
95.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois 2002-06-02
96.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois 2002-06-30
97.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois 2002-12-23
97.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02002-12-23
99.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2002-12-29
99.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois 2002-12-29
101.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois 2002-12-30
102.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains 2003-07-30

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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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