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Missouri County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains512
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau144
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau460
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau143
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains360
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau80
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau200
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains490
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau0
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains302
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau80
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau88
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau65
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains382
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau330
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau141
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains119
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains2
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains161
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains100
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau0
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau0
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau459
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains22
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313
28.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau0
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau0
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau80
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains285
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains101
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau20
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau0
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains311
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains142
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau43
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains110
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau90
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains0
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains98
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains72
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau100
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains10
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau0
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains60
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains71
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains20
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains10
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau0
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains63
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains80
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau0
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains43
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains40
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains0
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains140
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains231
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains50
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains10
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains20
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains10
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains0
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau40
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains123
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains220
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains60
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains239
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois240
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains89
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains144
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills268
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills228
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills202
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills13

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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 Missouri, 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 1996 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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