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Illinois County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PopeWilliams Hill1064South and Central Illinois624 
2.UnionBald Knob1020South and Central Illinois440 
3.SalineHorton Hill1000South and Central Illinois400 
4.GallatinHigh Knob929South and Central Illinois329 
5.JerseyJersey County High Point897South and Central Illinois310 
6.BureauBureau County High Point955Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains301 
7.MonroeMonroe County High Point830South and Central Illinois290 
8.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains280 
8.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860South and Central Illinois280 
10.McLeanMcLean County High Point955South and Central Illinois278 
11.PikePike County High Point880Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains250 
12.AlexanderDago Hill SSW840South and Central Illinois247 
13.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820South and Central Illinois190 
14.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
14.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains183 
16.EdgarKansas Benchmark837South and Central Illinois180 
17.LoganElkhart Hill771South and Central Illinois179 
18.ScottSand Benchmark711South and Central Illinois173 
19.CookCook County High Point950Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains170 
20.MasonMason County High Point730South and Central Illinois168 
21.KaneKane County High Point1066Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains166 
22.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
22.LeeLee County High Point1000Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
22.KendallKendall County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains160 
25.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630South and Central Illinois153 
26.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590South and Central Illinois150 
26.WhiteBoyd Hill580South and Central Illinois150 
28.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797South and Central Illinois140 
28.WillHickory Benchmark830Michigan Lower Peninsula140 
30.ClintonPelican Pouch595South and Central Illinois138 
31.MarshallMarshall County High Point906Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains134 
32.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains133 
33.GreeneGreene County High Point709South and Central Illinois129 
34.RandolphRandolph County High Point740South and Central Illinois120 
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge855South and Central Illinois120 
36.HenryHenry County High Point877Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains117 
37.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
37.HancockHancock County High Point760Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains110 
37.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640South and Central Illinois110 
40.PutnamPutnam County High Point753South and Central Illinois101 
41.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains100 
41.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620South and Central Illinois100 
43.WarrenWarren County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains98 
44.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains95 
45.MorganThe Mound722South and Central Illinois92 
46.RichlandRichland County High Point601South and Central Illinois91 
47.WabashWabash County High Point590South and Central Illinois90 
47.CrawfordCrawford County High Point640South and Central Illinois90 
47.KnoxPilot Knob870Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains90 
50.JacksonJackson County High Point840South and Central Illinois80 
50.TazewellTazewell County High Point850South and Central Illinois80 
50.PeoriaPeoria County High Point830Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains80 
53.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains78 
54.MarionMarion County High Point656South and Central Illinois77 
55.WayneWayne County High Point603South and Central Illinois73 
56.EffinghamMound Benchmark682South and Central Illinois72 
57.PerryPerry County High Point600South and Central Illinois70 
58.ClayClay County High Point646South and Central Illinois67 
58.LakeGander Mountain957Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains67 
60.VermilionVermilion County High Point795South and Central Illinois65 
61.MercerMercer County High Point820Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
61.FayetteFayette County High Point710South and Central Illinois60 
61.BooneBoone County High Point1050Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains60 
64.MenardMenard County High Point660South and Central Illinois58 
64.CassCass County High Point680South and Central Illinois58 
64.WashingtonWashington County High Point600South and Central Illinois58 
67.KankakeeKankakee County High Point755South and Central Illinois53 
68.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point778South and Central Illinois52 
69.BondBond County High Point670South and Central Illinois50 
70.MaconMacon County High Point755South and Central Illinois48 
71.FordFord County High Point866South and Central Illinois45 
72.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point720South and Central Illinois40 
73.LivingstonLivingston County High Point837South and Central Illinois35 
73.PiattPiatt County High Point810South and Central Illinois35 
73.StarkStark County High Point876Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains35 
76.DouglasDouglas County High Point723South and Central Illinois32 
77.AdamsAdams County High Point860Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains30 
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point700South and Central Illinois30 
79.JasperJasper County High Point627South and Central Illinois27 
80.FultonFulton County High Point780Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains20 
81.DeWittDe Witt County High Point811South and Central Illinois19 
82.IroquoisIroquois County High Point820Michigan Lower Peninsula18 
83.ClarkClark County High Point778South and Central Illinois16 
83.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois16 
 Macoupin or South Macoupin County High Point700South and Central Illinois  
85.FranklinFranklin County High Point604South and Central Illinois14 
85.CumberlandCumberland County High Point709South and Central Illinois14 
87.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point990Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains10 
87.MassacMassac County High Point590South and Central Illinois10 
89.HendersonHenderson County High Point800Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains8 
90.SangamonBettis Benchmark715South and Central Illinois7 
91.OgleHardpan Ridge1024Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains6 
92.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point801Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains4 
93.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point770South and Central Illinois0 
93.ColesColes County High Point778South and Central Illinois0 
93.BrownBrown County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
93.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point810Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
93.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge880South and Central Illinois0 
93.DuPageDuPage County High Point850Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
93.WoodfordWoodford County High Point850South and Central Illinois0 
93.PulaskiPulaski County High Point520South and Central Illinois0 
93.GrundyGrundy County High Point700Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains0 
93.MadisonMadison County High Point662South and Central Illinois0 

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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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