Franklin County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 1, 2002
Author: Jon Mann

This is a drive-up gimme to a house, just 2 miles off of I-44 southwest of St. Louis.

From I-44, take exit 225 (Missouri 186 North) in the town of Sullivan. Exit 226 is MO 186 South. Follow 186 North through the edge of town for 1.5 miles to Shady Lane. Turn south (left) on Shady Lane, follow to the end. Here, the road turns right 90 degrees, and a rough gravel drive continues straight ahead. Take the driveway to the house.

I spoke with the owner (first name is Grant, didn't get last name). He knew his house was the highest point in the county, and said it was at 1,048 feet elevation. He gave me permission to walk around his yard. I felt the highest ground was near the garage.