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Missouri County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain540Saint Francois Mountains156 
2.WrightLead Hill532Central Ozark Plateau  
3.WebsterWebster County High Point530Central Ozark Plateau  
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark519Central Ozark Plateau  
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain518Saint Francois Mountains  
6.BarryBarry County High Point512Central Ozark Plateau  
7.TexasTexas County High Point506Central Ozark Plateau  
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain503Saint Francois Mountains  
9.ChristianChristian County High Point482Central Ozark Plateau  
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain482Saint Francois Mountains  
11.HowellHowell County High Point475Central Ozark Plateau  
12.GreeneGreene County High Point463Central Ozark Plateau  
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point462Central Ozark Plateau  
14.MadisonBlack Mountain458Saint Francois Mountains  
15.OzarkRomance Lookout454Central Ozark Plateau  
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge451Central Ozark Plateau43 
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast451Central Ozark Plateau  
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest446Boston Mountains  
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point446Boston Mountains  
19.DentDent County High Point445Saint Francois Mountains  
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark445Central Ozark Plateau  
21.WayneClark Mountain439Saint Francois Mountains195 
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest421Saint Francois Mountains  
22.DallasDallas County High Point421Central Ozark Plateau  
24.NewtonNewton County High Point415Central Ozark Plateau  
25.ShannonThorny Mountain414Central Ozark Plateau  
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point412Saint Francois Mountains  
27.CarterStegall Mountain411Central Ozark Plateau  
28.PolkBlue Mound405Central Ozark Plateau  
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point402Central Ozark Plateau  
30.DadeDade County High Point387Central Ozark Plateau  
31.CamdenCamden County High Point381Central Ozark Plateau  
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills379Saint Francois Mountains  
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
35.MariesMaries County High Point372Central Ozark Plateau  
36.JasperJasper County High Point369Central Ozark Plateau  
36.WorthDevils Horn369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.PlattePlatte County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
41.MorganMorgan County High Point360Osage-Missouri Plains  
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point357Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.HoltHolt County High Point357Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
44.HickoryHickory County High Point351Central Ozark Plateau  
45.BentonBenton County High Point351Osage-Missouri Plains  
46.BartonBarton County High Point347Central Ozark Plateau  
47.CassCass County High Point344Osage-Missouri Plains  
48.GentryGentry County High Point340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.ClintonClinton County High Point336Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point336Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.CedarCedar County High Point335Central Ozark Plateau  
51.JacksonJackson County High Point335Osage-Missouri Plains  
51.MercerMercer County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.MillerMiller County High Point335Central Ozark Plateau  
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
51.RayRay County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
57.ClayClay County High Point332Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point332Saint Francois Mountains  
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point329Osage-Missouri Plains  
60.PerryPerry County High Point329Saint Francois Mountains  
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point329Osage-Missouri Plains  
60.OregonOregon County High Point329Central Ozark Plateau  
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point327Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point324Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.OsageOsage County High Point324Saint Francois Mountains  
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill323Saint Francois Mountains  
66.AdairAdair County High Point323Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point323Central Ozark Plateau  
69.BatesBates County High Point321Osage-Missouri Plains  
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point317Saint Francois Mountains  
72.PettisPettis County High Point314Osage-Missouri Plains  
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark311Osage-Missouri Plains  
73.MaconMacon County High Point311Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
75.LinnLinn County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point306Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
78.PikeBuffalo Knob305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
79.VernonVernon County High Point305Osage-Missouri Plains  
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point302Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
80.HenryHenry County High Point302Osage-Missouri Plains  
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point299Saint Francois Mountains  
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point299Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point296Osage-Missouri Plains  
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point293Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
88.WarrenWarren County High Point288Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.BooneBoone County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.CooperCooper County High Point287Osage-Missouri Plains  
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.RipleyRipley County High Point287Central Ozark Plateau  
93.HowardHoward County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
93.KnoxKnox County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point274Saint Francois Mountains  
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point274Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point271Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
99.CharitonChariton County High Point268Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
100.SalineSaline County High Point265Osage-Missouri Plains  
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point259Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point259Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point250South and Central Illinois  
105.ClarkClark County High Point235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
106.ButlerButler County High Point234Saint Francois Mountains  
107.MarionMarion County High Point232Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
108.LewisLewis County High Point229Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill187Saint Francois Mountains  
110.ScottJackson Hill183Ozark Plateau Foothills  
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point177Ozark Plateau Foothills  
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point163Ozark Plateau Foothills  
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point101Ozark Plateau Foothills  
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point101Ozark Plateau Foothills  
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point88Ozark 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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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