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Illinois County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95419 
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains28031 
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16041 
4.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16627 
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois62446 
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains18315 
7.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6023 
8.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains621 
9.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois44042 
10.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois40022 
10.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16028 
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains7822 
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1021 
14.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6752 
15.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30125 
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois27818 
17.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains17049 
18.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois32933 
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11029 
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13418 
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois31019 
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois029 
22.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains25010 
24.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11713 
25.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3515 
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13311 
27.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9012 
28.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois4513 
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois28021 
29.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3010 
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois12034 
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains025 
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois8012 
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois010 
35.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois8016 
35.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois24715 
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois3519 
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1809 
39.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula14043 
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8014 
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois29027 
42.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains609 
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula1818 
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois19017 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1839 
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois1910 
47.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains013 
47.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains16025 
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains09 
47.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois359 
47.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9811 
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains411 
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains811 
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois14020 
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois6512 
56.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2014 
57.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois1614 
57.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois010 
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois529 
60.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois17926 
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois09 
62.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11012 
63.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois4813 
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois5320 
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois10114 
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10011 
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois12012 
68.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois16814 
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois329 
70.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois9212 
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois4019 
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois714 
73.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1739 
74.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois6017 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1299 
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois1417 
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains021 
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois169 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois3020 
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois7215 
81.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois5811 
82.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois5019 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois022 
84.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois5817 
85.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois7713 
86.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois6715 
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois9011 
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1109 
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois15316 
90.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois2718 
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois10014 
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois1412 
93.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois7316 
94.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois9114 
95.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois7010 
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois5821 
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois13810 
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois15019 
98.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois1011 
98.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois9010 
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois15019 
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois014 

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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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