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Missouri County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains512 
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau  
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau  
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau  
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains  
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau  
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau  
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains  
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau  
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains  
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau  
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau  
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau  
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains  
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau  
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau  
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains  
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains  
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains  
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau  
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640 
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains  
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau  
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau  
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau  
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains  
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau  
28.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau  
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau  
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau  
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau  
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains  
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau  
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau  
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains  
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau  
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains  
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau  
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains  
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau  
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains  
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau  
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains  
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains  
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains  
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains  
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau  
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains  
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains  
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau  
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains  
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains  
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains  
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains  
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains  
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains  
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains  
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains  
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains  
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau  
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
95.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains  
95.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains  
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois  
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains  
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains  
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills  
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills  
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills  
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills  
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills  
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills  

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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 Missouri, 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 1996 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed 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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