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Iowa County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland50
2.LyonLyon County High Point1590Sioux River Upland 
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1590Sioux River Upland 
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1580Mississippi-Missouri River Plains350
4.SacSac County High Point1580Mississippi-Missouri River Plains270
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1580Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170
7.EmmetEmmet County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
7.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains162
10.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
10.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland30
19.AdairAdair County High Point1486Mississippi-Missouri River Plains46
20.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180
20.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
22.HancockPilot Knob1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains339
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
25.HowardHoward County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
28.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
30.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains165
30.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
33.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
34.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains104
35.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1330Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
37.FranklinFranklin County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains115
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35
41.FremontFremont County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
41.WrightWright County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains150
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170
50.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains43
57.DelawareDelaware County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
59.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
61.ButlerButler County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
65.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
69.WarrenWarren County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25
71.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
71.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
76.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
78.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
78.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15
84.CedarCedar County High Point970Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains163
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
93.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
97.HenryHenry County High Point810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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