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Illinois County High Points

Showing Roy Wallen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 102, or 15.69%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1051991-03-16
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1192Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains287Unknown
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1170Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180 
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1073Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains203Unknown
5.KaneKane County High Point1068Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains178Unknown
6.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois634 
7.BooneBoone County High Point1060Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80Unknown
8.UnionBald Knob1040South and Central Illinois470 
9.OgleHardpan Ridge1034Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16Unknown
10.SalineHorton Hill1020South and Central Illinois440 
11.LeeLee County High Point1010Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180Unknown
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains88Unknown
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
14.BureauBureau County High Point965Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains311 
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point965South and Central Illinois288 
16.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains77Unknown
17.CookCook County High Point960Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains190Unknown
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois349 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point930Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains130Unknown
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point916Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains144 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point910South and Central Illinois327 
22.PikePike County High Point900Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge900South and Central Illinois40 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains127 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133Unknown
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point870South and Central Illinois300 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains50 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120 
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
33.AlexanderDago Hill SSW860South and Central Illinois267 
33.JacksonJackson County High Point860South and Central Illinois120 
33.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois90 
33.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark847South and Central Illinois193 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point847South and Central Illinois45 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point840South and Central Illinois310 
39.WillHickory Benchmark840Michigan Lower Peninsula160Unknown
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill830South and Central Illinois210 
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point825Michigan Lower Peninsula23 
44.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains70 
45.KendallKendall County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180Unknown
45.WarrenWarren County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains108 
45.BrownBrown County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains  
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains193 
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 Plains  
52.HendersonHenderson County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18 
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery807South and Central Illinois153 
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65 
56.ClarkClark County High Point788South and Central Illinois26 
56.ColesColes County High Point788South and Central Illinois  
58.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
59.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point777South and Central Illinois  
61.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
62.HancockHancock County High Point770Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains130 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point760South and Central Illinois58 
63.MaconMacon County High Point760South and Central Illinois53 
65.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120 
66.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point760South and Central Illinois160 
68.MasonMason County High Point740South and Central Illinois178 
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point730South and Central Illinois60 
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32 
71.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois102 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark718South and Central Illinois13 
73.FayetteFayette County High Point720South and Central Illinois80 
74.CumberlandCumberland County High Point719South and Central Illinois24 
75.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173 
76.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois139 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point710South and Central Illinois50 
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois19 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point710South and Central Illinois  
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains Unknown
80.CassCass County High Point690South and Central Illinois68 
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois82 
82.BondBond County High Point680South and Central Illinois70 
83.MenardMenard County High Point665South and Central Illinois63 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois  
85.MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois83 
86.ClayClay County High Point649South and Central Illinois73 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point650South and Central Illinois110 
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois120 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel640South and Central Illinois163 
90.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois40 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point630South and Central Illinois120 
92.PerryPerry County High Point610South and Central Illinois90 
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point610South and Central Illinois68 
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois24 
95.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois83 
96.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois101 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch600South and Central Illinois143 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point600South and Central Illinois170 
98.WabashWabash County High Point600South and Central Illinois110 
100.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois20 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill590South and Central Illinois170 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point530South and Central Illinois20 

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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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