Sangamon County Highpoint Trip Report

one area with BM Bettis in SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 (714+ ft)

Date: December 31, 2000
Author: Jon Mann

WARNING: Road shown on Delorme and TOPO going to high area no longer exists.

This is another highpoint in the middle of a cornfield, located in the southwest corner of Sangamon County.

From the town of Waverly, proceed east 1/2 mile on IL 104 to Morgan/Sangamon county line. Continue on 104 another 1/2 mile to County Road 15W. (If you go under a railroad underpass, you went to far). Turn right (south) on 15W 1 mile where road curves to east, becoming CR 15.5S. Proceed 0.1 mile to CR 14.9W (shown on Delorme as 15W), turn right (south) for 1/2 mile to CR 16S (also known as Carruthers Road). Turn left (east) for 1.1 mile to farm of Wayne Carruthers. No one was home when I was there. The road shown on the topo and Delorme going to the high area is no longer there, having been plowed under, but the buildings are still there, three barn/grain sheds on the rise 0.4 mile south of road. There is a fence line just west of building that goes all the way to the road that you can follow until you are parallel with the buildings, then you have to cut across the field to the high area, which appears to be just east of the buildings. The area marked with the benchmark is also part of the field, so it is doubtful it exists anymore.

Highpoint photograph