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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point509Sioux River Upland12
2.LyonLyon County High Point482Sioux River Upland 
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point482Sioux River Upland 
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point479Mississippi-Missouri River Plains46
5.SacSac County High Point475Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point475Mississippi-Missouri River Plains21
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point475Mississippi-Missouri River Plains97
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point475Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point470Mississippi-Missouri River Plains43
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36
10.IdaIda County High Point469Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point463Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point457Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
18.SiouxSioux County High Point454Sioux River Upland6
19.ClayClay County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
19.MononaMonona County High Point451Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49
21.AdairAdair County High Point447Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2
22.CassCass County High Point445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
23.HancockPilot Knob442Mississippi-Missouri River Plains97
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #2439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #3439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
25.HowardHoward County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point418Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
29.UnionUnion County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
32.WorthWorth County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18
33.MillsMills County High Point410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains29
34.AdamsAdams County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains44
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point402Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point399Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point398Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point396Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
42.WrightWright County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24
42.FremontFremont County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains43
47.MadisonMadison County High Point386Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7
49.FayetteFayette County High Point384Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
50.BooneBoone County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains52
50.PagePage County High Point381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
54.GreeneGreene County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34
54.WebsterWebster County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point373Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7
57.HardinHardin County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
58.FloydFloyd County High Point369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point366Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9
61.BremerBremer County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
61.StoryStory County High Point354Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
64.DallasDallas County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
65.ButlerButler County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains19
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains19
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point351Mississippi-Missouri River Plains13
68.JacksonJackson County High Point347Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
69.WayneWayne County High Point341Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
70.LinnLinn County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
70.LucasLucas County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
70.WarrenWarren County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1
73.JonesJones County High Point332Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1
74.TamaTama County High Point329Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
76.BentonNelson Benchmark320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
77.JasperJasper County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
77.PolkPolk County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point317Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point314Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point312Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
82.MarionMarion County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2
83.DavisDavis County High Point305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
84.CedarCedar County High Point293Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
85.ClintonClinton County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22
85.IowaIowa County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
87.WapelloWapello County High Point283Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point274Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point256Mississippi-Missouri River Plains47
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point253Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
92.ScottScott County High Point253Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point248Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark247Mississippi-Missouri River Plains31
98.HenryHenry County High Point244Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18
99.LeeLee County High Point238Mississippi-Missouri River Plains37

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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 Iowa, 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 1998 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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