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Illinois County High Points

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (66 out of 102, or 64.71%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois352004-06-01
2.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1002004-09-04
3.BondBond County High Point675South and Central Illinois602005-06-13
4.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois772005-12-17
4.ClarkClark County High Point784South and Central Illinois222005-12-17
6.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois1792007-07-27
7.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois6292012-11-24
7.UnionBald Knob1030South and Central Illinois4552012-11-24
7.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3392012-11-24
7.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge890South and Central Illinois202012-11-24
7.JohnsonJohnson County High Point865South and Central Illinois2902012-11-24
7.AlexanderDago Hill SSW850South and Central Illinois2572012-11-24
7.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel635South and Central Illinois1582012-11-24
7.WhiteBoyd Hill585South and Central Illinois1602012-11-24
15.WashingtonWashington County High Point605South and Central Illinois632015-10-10
15.ClintonPelican Pouch598South and Central Illinois1412015-10-10
15.EdwardsEdwards County High Point595South and Central Illinois1602015-10-10
15.HamiltonHamilton County High Point625South and Central Illinois1102015-10-10
15.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois192015-10-10
20.CrawfordCrawford County High Point645South and Central Illinois1002015-10-11
20.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202015-10-11
20.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois452015-10-11
20.McLeanMcLean County High Point961South and Central Illinois2842015-10-11
20.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point775South and Central Illinois102015-10-11
20.ColesColes County High Point784South and Central Illinois62015-10-11
20.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois652015-10-11
20.MaconMacon County High Point758South and Central Illinois512015-10-11
20.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois322015-10-11
20.EdgarKansas Benchmark843South and Central Illinois1882015-10-11
20.LivingstonLivingston County High Point843South and Central Illinois412015-10-11
20.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois192015-10-11
20.IroquoisIroquois County High Point823Michigan Lower Peninsula212015-10-11
33.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois972015-10-12
33.SangamonBettis Benchmark719South and Central Illinois132015-10-12
33.MenardMenard County High Point663South and Central Illinois612015-10-12
36.CumberlandCumberland County High Point715South and Central Illinois202016-06-24
37.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois182016-06-27
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point705South and Central Illinois  
37.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois02016-06-27
37.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill825South and Central Illinois2002016-06-27
37.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery804South and Central Illinois1492016-06-27
41.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains952017-02-18 a
42.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois852017-02-18 b
43.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois02017-02-19
44.BureauBureau County High Point961Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3072017-02-19 b
44.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1222017-02-19 b
44.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains352017-02-19 b
44.MarshallMarshall County High Point912Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1402017-02-19 b
44.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains652017-02-19 b
44.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02017-02-19 b
44.WarrenWarren County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1032017-02-19 b
44.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains42017-02-19 b
44.HendersonHenderson County High Point805Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains132017-02-19 b
44.BrownBrown County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains102017-02-19 b
44.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains852017-02-19 b
44.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois1012017-02-19 b
44.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains252017-02-19 b
44.HancockHancock County High Point765Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1202017-02-19 b
58.MasonMason County High Point735South and Central Illinois1732017-02-20
59.CassCass County High Point685South and Central Illinois632017-02-20 b
59.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1342017-02-20 b
59.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point755Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102017-02-20 b
59.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois1732017-02-20 b
59.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1882017-02-20 b
59.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois3132017-02-20 b
59.PikePike County High Point890Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2652017-02-20 b
59.AdamsAdams County High Point865Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains402017-02-20 b
 DuPageDuPage County High Point855Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
 JacksonJackson County High Point850South and Central Illinois100 
 WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
 CookCook County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains180 
 LaSalleLa Salle County High Point925Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains120 
 LeeLee County High Point1005Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
 SalineHorton Hill1010South and Central Illinois420 
 DeKalbDeKalb County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains83 
 WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
 LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains72 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point1070Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains195 
 BooneBoone County High Point1055Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains70 
 OgleHardpan Ridge1030Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains12 
 McHenryMcHenry County High Point1191Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains284 
 StephensonStephenson County High Point1165Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
 KaneKane County High Point1067Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains172 
 WillHickory Benchmark835Michigan Lower Peninsula150 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point835South and Central Illinois300 
 KendallKendall County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
 PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35 
 FayetteFayette County High Point715South and Central Illinois70 
 WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point725South and Central Illinois50 
 RandolphRandolph County High Point750South and Central Illinois140 
 KankakeeKankakee County High Point758South and Central Illinois56 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
 GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point705South and Central Illinois40 
 MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois82 
 ClayClay County High Point650South and Central Illinois73 
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois115 
 WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois78 
 RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois96 
 PerryPerry County High Point605South and Central Illinois80 
 PulaskiPulaski County High Point525South and Central Illinois10 
 MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois15 
 WabashWabash County High Point595South and Central Illinois100 

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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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