Henry County High Point Trip Report
Date: December 19, 2001
Author: Bob Schwab
one tiny area in 12-18N-11E (1190+ ft)
From the intersection of US 35 and US 36 in Losantville, drive southwest on US 36 for 0.5 mile to 1000 S
Road and turn right (west). Proceed for 1.85 miles to the intersection with 800 E Road and turn right (north).
Go north 0.5 mile to 650 S Road, turn right, and drive 0.4 mile to the end of the road. The topo
map shows a building to the south at the end of the road, but no trace of it remains. Area 1 is the prominent
rise in the bean field to the south.
one area in 29-18N-12E (1190+ ft)
From the intersection of US 35 and US 36 in Losantville, drive southwest on US 36 for 1.5 miles to the
county line and 900 E Road. Turn left (south) and continue another 2.5 miles to 300 N Road. Turn left
(east) and go 0.4 mile to an obvious rise in the bean field to the north. Park opposite a white house
(mailbox 9451) and hike out to visit area 2.
three areas in 1-17N-11E (1190+ ft)
Continue driving south on 900 E Road to the intersection with 200 N Road. Turn right (west) and drive
about 0.6 mile to a mailbox for Mike Uniga (8378 E 200 Road). His actual farm is north of the road, but I
parked here near his mailbox and went south into the field for about 0.5 mile to area 3. Once again, the topo
map is wrong; there is no access road to any buildings to the south now. Aim for what appears to be a large
gap in the trees. This contour is partially wooded, and the area just east of the woods seems highest.
Return to 900 E Road and drive south another 0.6 mile or so to a large farm on the right (Foulke). Ask at
the house for permission to ascend into their pasture/field to the south of the house (area 4). From there you
can use a hand level to sight back to area 3, and to area 5 which is about 0.15 due west in an adjacent field.
It appeared to me that area 5 is lower than area 4 and area 3 is the highest of the three.
one area in 8-17N-12E (1190+ ft)
Continue driving south on 900 E Road for another 0.65 mile from the Foulke farm (or 1.25 miles from the
intersection with 200 N Road) to the intersection with 75 N road. Turn left and in just a few hundred feet
you will be at the top of the rise. This contour (area 6) crosses the road at this point, so visit the banks on
both sides of the road. I thought the area on the north side, just west of a telephone pole was the highest.
one area in 12-17N-11E (1190+ ft)
Drive south on 900 E Road from the intersection with 75 N Road for 0.25 mile and turn into the driveway
on the right. This is the home of Richard Alexander (561 N 900 E.Road) and his house and backyard sit on
top of area 7. When I told him he lived on one of the high points in Henry County, he laughed and said,
"Well, why do I have flood insurance then?" Apparently he owns some property near a creek nearby.
I found the highest spot to be in his backyard in front of a grain bin. Since these last two sites are the only
ones accessible most of the year, plan to visit Henry County when the fields are open and the weather is good.