Cumberland County High Point Trip Report

Date: July 2, 2001
Author: John Mitchler

This county's high ground is located at a single house at the east edge of Janesville in the flat farmland of east central Illinois. From its lofty height you can see all the way across the nearby cornfield.

On the south edge of Charleston, find the intersection of IL 16 and 4th Street. Take 4th Street south. It becomes the Lincoln Highway Road. Go about 8 miles to the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historical Site. (Tour it. It's unique because the recreated site is populated with actors portraying old tyme pioneers.) After you leave this site, go north a half mile on Lincoln Highway Road and turn left (west) for 2.0 miles to CR 1200E. Turn left (south) and go a mile to CR 000N. Turn left (east) and enter Janesville. Go 0.5 miles to the outskirts of town and a nice home on the right (south).

We had a long friendly chat with the husband/wife owners. He had heard that the highest land was southeast near Casey (prounounce Kay-zee), and was pleased to learn of his prominent position in the county. The HP appears to be in the front yard.

From the south, Janesville is 7 miles north of IL 121 at Toledo.