Jasper County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 3, 2001
Author: Jon Mann

The two small areas that make this highpoint are in the tiny crossroads of Island Grove, which consists of a Catholic Church, and a few houses. The majority of the high areas seem to have eroded away under the plow, leaving two very small unplowed high areas, near the church, and near a house.

Take Exit 105 on I-70 (Montrose exit). Turn south on the road (CR 2300E). Pass through Montrose, stay on 2300 E 4.5 miles from I-70. Just past St. Paul's Lutheran church, turn left (east) on CR 1300N. There is a sign to Island Grove.

CR 1300N jogs slightly to the south at the Jasper County Line, and becomes Jasper County Road 1700N. Island Grove is 2 miles east of the county line. St. Joseph's Catholic Church is on the southwest corner of 1700N and 200E. I parked here, and walked around a garage - the highest area was there. The field to the south was lower than the area around the church and garage. Across the street is the other area. Again, most of it is field, and lower than the church area. There is still a small higher area next to the first house north of the church. It is close, but I believe the church area is higher, but you should visit both.

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