Devils Backbone



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Ridges
land Icon Land
Map Marker

GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
41.9883632°, -89.3512166°
Elevation Icon


899 ft. (274 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Devils Backbone is covered by the Daysville, IL US Topo Map quadrant

Free US Topo Map PDF Order Waterproof Printed Topo Map
Water Icon Water
Land Icon Land
Man-made Icon Man-made

Nearby Cities

Witt, IL 189 mi
Cowden, IL 191 mi
Stewardson, IL 192 mi
Herrick, IL 192 mi
Irving, IL 192 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Outdoor Ministries Center Camp Man-made 0.2 mi
Valley View Picnic Area Man-made 0.6 mi
Aspen Ridge Picnic Area Man-made 0.7 mi
Old Orchard Picnic Area Man-made 0.9 mi
County Farm Cemetery Man-made 1.0 mi

Nearby Photos

Photos provided by Panoramio and Flickr are under the copyright of their owners.

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is DIXON 1 NW which is approximately 12 miles away and has an elevation of 700 feet (199 feet lower than Devils Backbone). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.60" 26.0° 9.5°
February 1.43" 31.7° 15.0°
March 2.55" 44.2° 26.7°
April 3.61" 58.0° 37.4°
May 4.32" 69.7° 48.5°
June 4.88" 78.8° 58.0°
July 3.45" 82.0° 62.3°
August 4.47" 80.3° 60.0°
September 3.31" 73.3° 51.2°
October 2.71" 61.8° 39.4°
November 2.82" 45.4° 28.4°
December 2.13" 31.4° 16.5°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 77% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 78% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 53% of other locations on record.