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}} ''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia|Virginia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Highland_County,_Virginia|Highland County]]''  
  
 
Virginia county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley Shenandoah Valley] region.  
 
Virginia county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley Shenandoah Valley] region.  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[[Image:{{VAHighlandcourthouse}}]] P.O. Box 190<br>Monterey, VA 24465-0190  
P.O. Box 190<br>Monterey, VA 24465-0190
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/highland.html Tombstone Transcription Project Highland County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb  
 
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/highland.html Tombstone Transcription Project Highland County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb  
  
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'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
 
'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Highland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Highland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/highland/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/highland/ Cyndi's List]
  

Revision as of 19:11, 24 February 2012

Highland County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Highland County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Highland County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1847
County Seat Monterey
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Highland County 

Virginia county in the Shenandoah Valley region.

County Courthouse

Highland County Courthouse, Monterey, Va.
P.O. Box 190
Monterey, VA 24465-0190

History

The county takes its name from its elevation in the Appalachian Mountains.

Parent County

1847--Highland County was created 19 March 1847 from Bath and Pendleton Counties.
County seat: Monterey [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a number of searchable databases of Highland County cemeteries:

Clover Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Doe Hill Cemetery
Headwaters Community Cemetery
McDowell Community Cemetery
McKendree Methodist Cemetery
Old McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery

Tombstone Transcription Project Highland County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18504,227
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19005,647Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19105,317Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19204,931Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19304,525Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19404,875Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19504,069Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19603,221Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19702,529Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19802,937Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19902,635Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
20002,536Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
20102,321Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Genealogy

More than 15 genealogies have been published about Highland County families. To view a list, visit Highland County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land

Local Histories

  • Morton, Oren Frederic. A Handbook of Highland County and a Supplement to Pendleton and Highland History. Monterey, Va.: Highland Recorder, 1922. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Morton, Oren Frederic. A History of Highland County, Virginia. Monterey, Va.: Morton, c1911. Original edition: FHL Collection; 1979 reprint with index: FHL Collection; digital versions of original edition at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).

Maps

Military

War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Highland County, p. 86. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

  • Fridley, Beth, comp. Highland County Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).