Bond County High Point Trip Report

Date: September 16, 2001
Author: Tim Worth

Jon Mann gives a nice description of the first Bond county highpoint, a Greenville College student residence. After visiting this I decided to try to finish off the county by grabbing the second highpoint, in the extreme northern section of the county, along a rural cemetery.

From Greenville, travel north on Beaumont Road which will turn into Red Ball Road after an intersection with IL140. Continue north approximately 9 miles on Red Ball until you reach Snow Cemetery Road. Make a right (east) onto Snow Cemetery Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles where you will reach a mowed grass path on the left (north) side of the road, with a locked gate and a "Snow Cemetery" sign. If you reach Durr Cemetery Road, you have gone too far. Keep your eyes open, I missed Snow Cemetery before eventually finding the gate.

Hop the gate and walk a quarter mile to the cemetery. The southeast corner of the cemetery lot is shown to be just outside the highest contour on the topo. It appears to be the highest point, with the mature corn crops seemingly at the same elevation. I can't be certain until the corn is harvested. So I'll chalk it up as a maybe for now.