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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1191Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains284 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1165Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1070Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains195 
5.KaneKane County High Point1067Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains172 
6.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois629 
7.BooneBoone County High Point1055Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains70 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1030Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains12 
8.UnionBald Knob1030South and Central Illinois455 
10.SalineHorton Hill1010South and Central Illinois420 
11.LeeLee County High Point1005Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains83 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
14.BureauBureau County High Point961Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains307 
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point961South and Central Illinois284 
16.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains72 
17.CookCook County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180 
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois339 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point925Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point912Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains140 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois313 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge890South and Central Illinois20 
22.PikePike County High Point890Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains265 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains122 
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95 
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point865Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains40 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point865South and Central Illinois290 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120 
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point855Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
33.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois85 
33.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois0 
33.AlexanderDago Hill SSW850South and Central Illinois257 
33.JacksonJackson County High Point850South and Central Illinois100 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark843South and Central Illinois188 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point843South and Central Illinois41 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point835South and Central Illinois300 
39.WillHickory Benchmark835Michigan Lower Peninsula150 
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains85 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill825South and Central Illinois200 
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point823Michigan Lower Peninsula21 
44.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains65 
45.BrownBrown County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
45.KendallKendall County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
45.WarrenWarren County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains103 
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains188 
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19 
50.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35 
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
52.HendersonHenderson County High Point805Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13 
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery804South and Central Illinois149 
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65 
56.ClarkClark County High Point784South and Central Illinois22 
56.ColesColes County High Point784South and Central Illinois6 
58.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains25 
59.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point775South and Central Illinois4 
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
62.HancockHancock County High Point765Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point758South and Central Illinois56 
63.MaconMacon County High Point758South and Central Illinois51 
65.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point755Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
66.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point750South and Central Illinois140 
68.MasonMason County High Point735South and Central Illinois173 
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point725South and Central Illinois50 
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32 
71.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois97 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark719South and Central Illinois13 
73.FayetteFayette County High Point715South and Central Illinois70 
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point715South and Central Illinois20 
75.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois134 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point705South and Central Illinois40 
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois18 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point705South and Central Illinois  
80.CassCass County High Point685South and Central Illinois63 
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois77 
82.BondBond County High Point675South and Central Illinois60 
83.MenardMenard County High Point663South and Central Illinois61 
84.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois0 
85.MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois82 
86.ClayClay County High Point650South and Central Illinois73 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point645South and Central Illinois100 
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois115 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel635South and Central Illinois158 
90.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois35 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point625South and Central Illinois110 
92.PerryPerry County High Point605South and Central Illinois80 
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point605South and Central Illinois63 
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois19 
95.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois78 
96.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois96 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch598South and Central Illinois141 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point595South and Central Illinois160 
98.WabashWabash County High Point595South and Central Illinois100 
100.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois15 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill585South and Central Illinois160 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point525South and Central Illinois10 

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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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