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Illinois County High Points

Showing Tim Worth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (102 out of 102, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602001
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242001
1.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602001
1.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois4402001
1.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois4002001
1.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains102001
1.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains672001
1.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1342001
1.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois3102001
1.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02001
1.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2502001
1.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1172001
1.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains352001
1.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1332001
1.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains902001
1.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois452001
1.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains302001
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois2802001
1.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202001
1.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02001
1.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains42001
1.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains82001
1.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois1402001
1.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois652001
1.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains202001
1.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois162001
1.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois02001
1.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois522001
1.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois1792001
1.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois02001
1.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102001
1.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois532001
1.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois482001
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois1012001
1.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1002001
1.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois352001
1.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois2902001
1.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains802001
1.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula1402001
1.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois1902001
1.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula182001
1.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602001
1.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois1682001
1.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois322001
1.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois922001
1.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois402001
1.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois72001
1.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1732001
1.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois602001
1.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois142001
1.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1292001
1.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois802001
1.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois192001
1.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02001
1.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois352001
1.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois162001
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
1.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois502001
1.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois02001
1.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois582001
1.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois772001
1.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1102001
1.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois1532001
1.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois272001
1.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois1002001
1.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois722001
1.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois732001
1.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois912001
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois582001
1.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois1382001
1.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois1502001
1.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois102001
1.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois902001
1.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois1502001
1.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois02001
75.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois702002
75.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois582002
75.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois142002
75.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois672002
75.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois902002
75.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois302002
75.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02002
75.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains982002
75.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602002
75.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1802002
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02002
75.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois1202002
75.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois802002
75.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois02002
75.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois2472002
75.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3012002
75.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois2782002
75.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1702002
75.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3292002
75.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102002
75.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains782002
75.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602002
75.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains62002
75.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832002
75.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1662002
75.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952002
75.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2802002
102.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832003

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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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