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Illinois County High Points

Showing John Mitchler'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 Plains100Unknown
1.StephensonStephenson County High Point1165Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170Unknown
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois629Unknown
1.UnionBald Knob1030South and Central Illinois455Unknown
1.SalineHorton Hill1010South and Central Illinois420Unknown
1.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133Unknown
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point865South and Central Illinois290Unknown
1.AlexanderDago Hill SSW850South and Central Illinois257Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point850South and Central Illinois100Unknown
1.EdgarKansas Benchmark843South and Central Illinois188Unknown
1.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19Unknown
1.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35Unknown
1.WarrenWarren County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains103Unknown
1.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4Unknown
1.HendersonHenderson County High Point805Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains13Unknown
1.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65Unknown
1.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains25Unknown
1.ColesColes County High Point784South and Central Illinois6Unknown
1.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point775South and Central Illinois10Unknown
1.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32Unknown
1.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point725South and Central Illinois50Unknown
1.SangamonBettis Benchmark719South and Central Illinois13Unknown
1.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173Unknown
1.CassCass County High Point685South and Central Illinois63Unknown
1.CrawfordCrawford County High Point645South and Central Illinois100Unknown
1.HamiltonHamilton County High Point625South and Central Illinois110Unknown
1.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois19Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois78Unknown
1.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois96Unknown
1.PerryPerry County High Point605South and Central Illinois80Unknown
1.EdwardsEdwards County High Point595South and Central Illinois160Unknown
1.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois15Unknown
1.WabashWabash County High Point595South and Central Illinois100Unknown
1.WhiteBoyd Hill585South and Central Illinois160Unknown
1.PulaskiPulaski County High Point525South and Central Illinois10Unknown
36.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains721996-11-01
37.HancockHancock County High Point765Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1201996-12-30
37.BrownBrown County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains101996-12-30
39.KendallKendall County High Point815Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1701996-12-31
40.DuPageDuPage County High Point855Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains101997-01-02
40.CookCook County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1801997-01-02
42.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains951997-01-03
42.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point925Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1201997-01-03
44.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains831997-05-29
45.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point995Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains201997-09-29
45.CarrollCarroll County High Point1070Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1951997-09-29
47.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois1791997-10-02
47.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains01997-10-02
49.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1191Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2841998-03-14
50.LeeLee County High Point1005Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1701998-05-29
51.KaneKane County High Point1067Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1721998-11-28
52.BooneBoone County High Point1055Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains701999-02-28
53.WillHickory Benchmark835Michigan Lower Peninsula1502000-06-19
53.IroquoisIroquois County High Point823Michigan Lower Peninsula212000-06-19
53.KankakeeKankakee County High Point758South and Central Illinois562000-06-19
56.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois972000-12-24
56.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois3132000-12-24
56.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois02000-12-24
59.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois452000-12-27
59.LivingstonLivingston County High Point843South and Central Illinois412000-12-27
59.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois1202000-12-27
59.McLeanMcLean County High Point961South and Central Illinois2842000-12-27
63.OgleHardpan Ridge1030Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains122001-07-01
64.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill825South and Central Illinois2002001-07-02
64.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery804South and Central Illinois1492001-07-02
64.MaconMacon County High Point758South and Central Illinois512001-07-02
64.ClarkClark County High Point784South and Central Illinois222001-07-02
64.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel635South and Central Illinois1582001-07-02
64.JasperJasper County High Point630South and Central Illinois352001-07-02
64.CumberlandCumberland County High Point715South and Central Illinois202001-07-02
71.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point755Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1102001-07-07
71.PikePike County High Point890Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains2652001-07-07
73.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1222001-12-23
73.BureauBureau County High Point961Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains3072001-12-23
73.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains02001-12-23
73.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains652001-12-23
77.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains852001-12-26
77.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois1012001-12-26
77.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains352001-12-26
77.MarshallMarshall County High Point912Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1402001-12-26
77.MenardMenard County High Point663South and Central Illinois612001-12-26
82.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois182001-12-27
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point705South and Central Illinois  
82.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois522001-12-27
84.FayetteFayette County High Point715South and Central Illinois702001-12-28
84.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point705South and Central Illinois402001-12-28
84.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois772001-12-28
84.BondBond County High Point675South and Central Illinois602001-12-28
84.MarionMarion County High Point659South and Central Illinois822001-12-28
84.ClayClay County High Point650South and Central Illinois732001-12-28
84.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois1152001-12-28
84.WashingtonWashington County High Point605South and Central Illinois632001-12-28
84.ClintonPelican Pouch598South and Central Illinois1412001-12-28
93.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois852002-03-31
93.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois02002-03-31
95.RandolphRandolph County High Point750South and Central Illinois1402002-06-02
96.MonroeMonroe County High Point835South and Central Illinois3002002-06-30
97.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge890South and Central Illinois202002-12-23
97.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois3392002-12-23
99.AdamsAdams County High Point865Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains402002-12-29
99.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois1342002-12-29
101.MasonMason County High Point735South and Central Illinois1732002-12-30
102.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1882003-07-30

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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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