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Illinois County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952010-06-05
2.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6242015-09-24
2.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois4402015-09-24
2.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3292015-09-24
2.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois02015-09-24
2.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois2802015-09-24
2.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois802015-09-24
2.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois1202015-09-24
2.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois402015-09-24
2.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois1502015-09-24
11.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois732015-09-25
11.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois912015-09-25
11.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois142015-09-25
11.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois02015-09-25
11.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois1532015-09-25
11.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois272015-09-25
11.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois1402015-09-25
11.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois162015-09-25
11.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois1902015-09-25
20.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois1002015-10-10
20.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois142015-10-10
20.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois582015-10-10
20.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois1382015-10-10
20.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois1502015-10-10
25.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois902015-10-11
25.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois722015-10-11
25.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula182015-10-11
25.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois192015-10-11
25.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois02015-10-11
25.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois652015-10-11
25.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois02015-10-11
25.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois482015-10-11
25.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois322015-10-11
25.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois1802015-10-11
25.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois352015-10-11
25.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202015-10-11
25.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois452015-10-11
25.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois2782015-10-11
39.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois922015-10-12
39.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois72015-10-12
39.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois502015-10-12
39.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois582015-10-12
43.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois1012015-10-23
43.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02015-10-23
43.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1172015-10-23
43.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains352015-10-23
43.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1332015-10-23
43.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102015-10-23
43.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1342015-10-23
43.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains782015-10-23
43.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains102015-10-23
43.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains62015-10-23
43.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3012015-10-23
43.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602015-10-23
43.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832015-10-23
43.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602015-10-23
57.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains902015-10-24
57.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2502015-10-24
57.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains302015-10-24
57.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains982015-10-24
57.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains42015-10-24
57.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains82015-10-24
57.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02015-10-24
57.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602015-10-24
57.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102015-10-24
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1002015-11-18
66.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1732015-11-18
66.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1832015-11-18
66.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois3102015-11-18
66.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois582015-11-18
66.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1292015-11-18
72.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02015-11-19
72.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois1792015-11-19
72.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois802015-11-19
72.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois02015-11-19
72.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains802015-11-19
72.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois1682015-11-19
72.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains202015-11-19
79.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains672015-11-20
79.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1662015-11-20
79.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2802015-11-20
79.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains602015-11-20
79.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02015-11-20
79.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1702015-11-20
85.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois532015-11-22
85.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula1402015-11-22
85.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1602015-11-22
85.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois352015-11-22
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois522015-11-23
89.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois602015-11-23
89.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois162015-11-23
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois 2015-11-23
89.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois772015-11-23
89.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois672015-11-23
89.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1102015-11-23
95.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois102015-11-24
95.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois902015-11-24
95.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois02015-11-24
95.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois2472015-11-24
95.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois4002015-11-24
100.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois2902015-11-25
100.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois702015-11-25
100.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois302015-11-25

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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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