Iroquois County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 2000
Author: John Mitchler

This remote hillock lies on a ridge of a glacial moraine in the flat corn-soybean farmland of east-central Illinois and is the site of an abandoned farmhouse. I reached this spot off IN 352 in Indiana. At the point where IN 352 turns south, keep going straight on a county road. After 1/2 mile a gas pipeline substation is on the right (north). After one mile, make a jog to the left (south) at the IL-IN state line. Continue west on CR 200N in Illinois. Go 1.5 miles to CR 3000E and turn right (north). Go 1/2 mile to the site of an abandoned homesite on the left (west). The farmhouse is gone. A tree and shed remain. This HP is typical of many Illinois counties because it is a hillock on the ridge of a glacial moraine which rises 75 feet above the flat countryside (a significant elevation difference in this country!). Enjoy the view. About the only thing of interest would be to try to count the farmhouses from this vantage point. If you're coming from the west, copy the topos from Watseka. Or buy the IL DeLorme (a treasure for anyone's library!).