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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois440
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois400
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois329
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois310
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois280
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois0
35.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois247
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains98
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois0
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52
60.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois0
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois168
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois40
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois14
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois72
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois0
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois27
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois100
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois14
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois150
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois150
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


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