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Illinois County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound376Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains32
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point363Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains87
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point357Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains55
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point327Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains62
5.KaneKane County High Point326Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains54
6.PopeWilliams Hill324South and Central Illinois193
7.BooneBoone County High Point323Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains24
8.UnionBald Knob317South and Central Illinois143
9.OgleHardpan Ridge315Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains5
10.SalineHorton Hill311South and Central Illinois134
11.LeeLee County High Point308Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains55
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point305Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains27
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point305Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9
14.BureauBureau County High Point294Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point294South and Central Illinois88
16.CookCook County High Point293Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains58
17.LakeGander Mountain292Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains23
18.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point283Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains40
19.GallatinHigh Knob283South and Central Illinois106
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point279Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains44
21.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge274South and Central Illinois12
21.PikePike County High Point274Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains85
23.JerseyJersey County High Point273South and Central Illinois96
24.HenryHenry County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains39
25.StarkStark County High Point267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains11
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark267Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains41
27.KnoxPilot Knob265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30
27.AdamsAdams County High Point265Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains15
27.JohnsonJohnson County High Point265South and Central Illinois91
30.FordFord County High Point264South and Central Illinois14
31.AlexanderDago Hill SSW262South and Central Illinois81
31.JacksonJackson County High Point262South and Central Illinois37
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point262Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge261South and Central Illinois37
35.TazewellTazewell County High Point259South and Central Illinois27
35.WoodfordWoodford County High Point259South and Central Illinois0
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark258South and Central Illinois59
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point258South and Central Illinois14
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point256South and Central Illinois94
39.WillHickory Benchmark256Michigan Lower Peninsula49
41.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill253South and Central Illinois64
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point253Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains27
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point251Michigan Lower Peninsula7
44.MercerMercer County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains21
44.WarrenWarren County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains33
44.BrownBrown County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6
44.KendallKendall County High Point250Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains55
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point248Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains59
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point247South and Central Illinois6
50.PiattPiatt County High Point247South and Central Illinois11
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
50.HendersonHenderson County High Point247Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains5
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery246South and Central Illinois47
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point244Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains1
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point242South and Central Illinois20
56.ClarkClark County High Point240South and Central Illinois8
56.ColesColes County High Point240South and Central Illinois3
58.FultonFulton County High Point238Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains9
58.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point238South and Central Illinois6
60.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point237South and Central Illinois16
61.LoganElkhart Hill235South and Central Illinois55
62.HancockHancock County High Point235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains40
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point232South and Central Illinois18
63.MaconMacon County High Point232South and Central Illinois16
63.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point232Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains37
63.RandolphRandolph County High Point232South and Central Illinois49
67.PutnamPutnam County High Point230South and Central Illinois31
68.MasonMason County High Point226South and Central Illinois54
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point223South and Central Illinois18
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point220South and Central Illinois10
71.MorganThe Mound220South and Central Illinois31
72.FayetteFayette County High Point219South and Central Illinois24
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point219South and Central Illinois7
73.SangamonBettis Benchmark219South and Central Illinois4
75.ScottSand Benchmark217South and Central Illinois53
76.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point216South and Central Illinois15
77.GreeneGreene County High Point216South and Central Illinois42
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point213Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point213South and Central Illinois6
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point216South and Central Illinois 
80.CassCass County High Point210South and Central Illinois21
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark208South and Central Illinois25
82.BondBond County High Point207South and Central Illinois21
83.MenardMenard County High Point203South and Central Illinois19
84.MadisonMadison County High Point202South and Central Illinois0
85.MarionMarion County High Point201South and Central Illinois25
86.ClayClay County High Point198South and Central Illinois22
86.CrawfordCrawford County High Point198South and Central Illinois34
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point195South and Central Illinois37
88.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel195South and Central Illinois50
90.JasperJasper County High Point192South and Central Illinois12
90.HamiltonHamilton County High Point192South and Central Illinois37
92.PerryPerry County High Point186South and Central Illinois27
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point186South and Central Illinois21
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point184South and Central Illinois7
95.WayneWayne County High Point184South and Central Illinois25
96.RichlandRichland County High Point183South and Central Illinois31
97.ClintonPelican Pouch183South and Central Illinois44
97.EdwardsEdwards County High Point183South and Central Illinois52
97.WabashWabash County High Point183South and Central Illinois34
100.WhiteBoyd Hill180South and Central Illinois52
100.MassacMassac County High Point180South and Central Illinois6
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point162South and Central Illinois6

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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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